BANDINELLI, Baccio
(b. 1493, Firenze, d. 1560, Firenze)

Massacre of the Innocents

1520-21
Engraving
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Returning to Rome in mid-1519, Bandinelli was drawn by papal patronage into the circle of Raphael and designed a large and complex Massacre of the Innocents to be engraved (c. 1520-21) by Marco Dente: its debt to Marcantonio Raimondi's engraving of the same subject after Raphael has always been acknowledged, but it did much to enhance Baccio's reputation internationally.




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