RAIMONDI, Marcantonio
(b. ca. 1480, Bologna, d. ca. 1534, Bologna)

Apollo on the Parnassus

Engraving, 358 x 472 mm
British Museum, London

Although we do not know exactly when Raphael first started working with Marcantonio Raimondi, it appears to have been around 1510, and by 1511 they were collaborating on a steady basis. Raphael handed over finished drawings in pen and ink or chalk to Marcantonio for use as his compositional sources. The engraving Apollo on the Parnassus was taken from a 'discarded' composition for the Parnassus fresco in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican.