Marcantonio Raimondi - engraver, Raphael - inventor - Bacchanalia
The presented engraving is also based on an ancient model - a sarcophagus held today in the collections of Museo Archeologico in Naples. The Bacchanalia represented a favourite subject, for the artists could jointly employ the grace of the human body, the dynamics of dance and the juiciness of erotic scenes. Raimondi created two variants of the engraving, which came to be widely copied.
in collections:
material: paper
technique: engraving
inventory number: R 166872
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings