Probably after Raphael
Engraving, 276 × 392 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 6863
While the figures of the two sons follow the famous antique sculpture, Laocoön, with his arms raised in prayer and knees bent upon the altar, as well as the narrative details derive from a late antique illustrated manuscript, the Vatican Virgil. The codex was accessible for Raphael and his fellow artists, and the composition of Marco Dente’s print was probably designed by the painter.
engraving, Marco Dente, print, Raphael