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

The Vision of St Helena

c. 1511
Copper engraving, 156 x 93 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Marcantonio Raimondi, the real founder and main representative of the Italian High Renaissance graphics industry, copied many drawings by Raphael. This small sheet, a copy of Raphael, which like many works by him is neither signed nor dated, may have been produced around 1511 in Rome, when painter and engraver collaborated very closely.