Engraving, 205 × 129 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 5585
The engraving dating from Marcantonio Raimondi’s early Roman years follows a lost drawing by Raphael after an antique sculpture. Lucretia is thought to be the print to inspire the painter to provide Marcantonio with drawings to engrave. The figure of classical proportions and perfect contrapposto is completely removed from a narrative context. Marcantonio borrowed the landscape from a print by Lucas van Leyden.
engraving, Marcantonio Raimondi, print, Raphael