Engraving, 430 × 330 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 5595
The ambitious print combining the features of Roman reliefs and illusionistic wall paintings embodies the perfect all’antica style. Its arrangement follows an antique relief type in which a central narrative panel is surrounded by several small subsidiary scenes. The print’s title quotes Virgil’s Aeneid, and its central scene represents the sea god Neptun calming the tempest raised by Aeolus against Aeneas’ fleet.
engraving, Marcantonio Raimondi, print, Raphael