Despised by Dürer and jailed by the Pope: Marcantonio Raimondi, master printmaker

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Despised by Dürer and jailed by the Pope: Marcantonio Raimondi, master printmaker

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-Raimondi: Massacre of the Innocents (after Raphael)

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Raimondi: The Judgement of Paris (after Raphael)

Note that the grouping at the bottom right is partially inspired by Titian's Fête champêtre and will serve as the model for Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe.

Raimondi's engravings would continue to be collected for generations. They helped foster High Renaissance taste across Europe, providing future collectors and artists with a plentiful stock of images. Until the boom in public galleries and museums in the 19th century, prints were the means by which most major artworks were experienced. We even say, then, that Raphael’s enduring fame owed a great deal to Raimondi.
 
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