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The Massacre of the Innocents, with the pine tree ('chicot') at the right; after Raphael. c.1511-12
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Height: 280 millimetres
Width: 426 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Innis H.Shoemaker, 'The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi', Spencer Museum of Art, 1981, cat.21. Six drawings by Raphael for this design survive. For arguments over the relationship and priority of this design or B.20, see under H,1.19.
This impression corresponds to Bartsch XIV.21.20 but the lettering on the pedestal is different, since Marcantonio's monogram is missing. When acquired Carpenter told the Trustees that this was the only impression known in this state apart from one in the collection of Archduke Albert in Vienna.
A black and white facsimile of this print was issued by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum', New [Second] Series Part III (German, Dutch, and Italian Prints), Published by the Trustees in 1890, where it was number XV and described there as 'Marcantonio Raimondi. The Massacre of the Innocents.'; (Shelfmark 245*.b.17).
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- Acquisition notes
- According to Carpenter's report to the Trustees, this is the impression referred to in Joubert's 'Manuel de l'Amateur' III, as having been purchased at the Durand sale by James Tyler who then sold it to Messrs Smith of Lisle Street. They sold it to Mr Bedford, and at his death it was sold back to Messrs Smith who then sold it to J Heywood Hawkins.
The group of 58 prints was selected from the Italian prints of Heywood Hawkins's collection which Colnaghi had purchased en bloc, and given the first refusal to the BM. See Carpenter's report dated 20 January 1858.
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