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Marcantonio Raimondi (1470 - 1527)

Lot 4: Marcantonio Raimondi (Argius 1480-circa 1530 Bologna)


January 22, 2004
New York, NY, US

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A nude seen from behind holding a shovel, a small animal to the left (recto); Figure studies (verso)
inscribed 'Amanti...'
pen and brown ink, upper corners made-up, lower edge irregular
8 x 5 1/4 in. (203 x 135 mm.)

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Marcantonio Raimondi (Argius 1480-circa 1530 Bologna)


Captain Carlo Prayer (L. 2044), his mount.


The handling of the pen, in close crosshatching, is typical of Raimondi's style. Many analogous drawings are illustrated in K. Oberhuber, 'Marcantonio Raimondi: die Bologneser Anfange und die erste Römische Period', Humanismus in Bologna, 1490-1510, exhib. cat., Vienna, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, 1988, pp. 51-236. Almost all the drawings by Raimondi mentioned in Professor Oberhuber's article come from the collection of Captain Carlo Prayer, active in Milan in the second part of the 19th Century.
A drawing by Raimondi close to the present one was sold in these Rooms, 24 January 2001, lot 2.

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January 22, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

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