The Nativity, from The Life of the Virgin, after Albrecht Dürer
29.1 cm x 21.2 cm (11 7/16 in. x 8 3/8 in.)
(Argini, Italy, circa 1470 or 1482 - circa 1527-1534, Bologna, Italy)
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Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Jonathan Bober, 1989
Active primarily in Rome, Raimondi made over 300 engraving over the course of his career, most of which reproduced designs by Raphael as well as recently excavated antique sculptures. His engraved copies of the Life of the Virgin woodcuts were created almost immediately after the publication of Dürer’s originals. Raimondi’s inclusion of Dürer’s monogram was not uncommon for the period.