May 20, 2023 - November 26, 2023
Winton Jones Gallery (Gallery 344)
Free Exhibition

Marcantonio Raimondi occupies a prominent, if awkward, place in the history of printmaking. Notorious for ripping off the designs of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) and famous as Raphael’s personal engraver, Marcantonio is sometimes seen as a human Xerox machine. He was, however, a gifted interpreter who could transform drawings and paintings into clear, elegant, reproducible printed images. He democratized Renaissance art, making the ideas of great artists available to a public that had no access to elite palaces or distant churches. This exhibition offers a direct comparison between Dürer’s woodcuts and Marcantonio’s engravings and shows highlights of Marcantonio’s collaborations with Raphael.

Marcantonio Raimondi after Raphael, Apollo and the Muses on Parnassus, c. 1517–20,, engraving, The Carl and Holly Jones Endowment for Prints and Drawings 2023.22