Giovanni Battista Franco
Sts Peter and John Healing a Lame Man
Etching and engraving, 272 × 406 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 7043
Two decades after the publication of Parmigianino’s print, Raphael’s tapestry composition was also reproduced by Giovanni Battista Franco. Instead of the cartoon or Parmigianino’s print, the Venetian artist worked on the basis of Raphael’s early compositional study, today lost, in which the twisted right column was represented as a plain one.
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