222 × 148 mm
Inv. no. 5610
The main figure of the engraving derives from the same celebrated antique sculpture whose versions appear also in the sheet of studies by Perino del Vaga. Raphael borrowed the posture of the Virgin in the Esterházy Madonna, with the mediation of Leonardo’s drawings, from the same antique marble. In contrast to the frontal view of the Esterházy Madonna, Marcantonio depicted the statue from a side-view and complemented it with a Dürer-like landscape. The curiosity of the Budapest impression is that it was printed in red.
engraving, Marcantonio Raimondi, print