Raphael, after. Marcantonio Raimondi, after. Charity. Engraving. XVI (?) C.
Raphael, after. Marcantonio Raimondi, after. Charity. Engraving. XVI (?) C.
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Raphael, after. Marcantonio Raimondi, after. Charity. Engraving. XVI (?) C.

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Artist: Raphael (possibly) (Italian, 1483–1520).
Engraver: Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, ca. 1480–before 1534).
Title: Charity (from the series 'The Virtues').
Titled, Dated, and Signed in plateLettered monogram 'MAF' lower left and number '1' lower left.
Dimensions: Sheet 8 1/2" x 4 1/8".
Date: XVI (?) C.

Materials and Techniques: engraving on laid paper.
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Laid down. The backing paper is partially removed. Trimmed margins. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Catalog RaisonneBartsch. Le Peintre graveur. Volume 14, p. 294. No. 386. 'La Charite'.
Part of: 1/7 from the series Virtues.
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum 1868,0822.50. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 26.50.1(66).
Art Movements, Periods & SchoolsItalian School XVI C.

Note: This entry incorporates text from Wikipedia and the catalog entry of a similar item from the British Museum collection.
"It seems that these seven pieces have been copied several times by different artists, judging by the copies that we have been able to find, and which are of very unequal merit". (Adam Bartsch.  Le Peintre graveur. Volume 14. P. 294).