CARAGLIO, Giovanni Jacopo
(b. 1500/05, Verona, d. 1565, Krakow)
Marriage of Alexander and Roxane1520-39
Engraving, 225 x 313 mm
British Museum, London
This engraving was made after a composition by Raphael. It reconstructs the marriage of Alexander and Roxane, an antique painting known only from literary sources. The composition shows Alexander in the centre surrounding by putti approaching the seated Roxane offering her a crown.