The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, after Bandinelli

Marcantonio Raimondi Italian
After Baccio Bandinelli Italian

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Like many of Bandinelli's projects, his commission to paint two large frescoes for the church of San Lorenzo in Florence came to nothing. However, his patron was so impressed by his drawing for the Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence that he granted him the Knighthood of Saint Peter. In order to spread the fame of this admired design, Bandinelli hired Marcantonio to engrave it. Bandinelli is said to have complained to the pope of Marcantonio's failings. However, when Clement VII compared the drawing and the print, he concluded that the engraver had corrected many of Bandinelli's errors.

The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, after Bandinelli, Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?)), Engraving; second state of two

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