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Friday 27 March 2020

Marcantonio Raimondi’s engraving, “The Sudarium”, c.1510, after Dürer

Marcantonio Raimondi (aka Marcantonio) 1470/1482–1527/1534)

“The Sudarium” (aka “Le Suaire”; “St Veronica with Sudarium Showing Christ's Face between Sts Peter and Paul”), 1510–15, from the series of 37 engravings, “The Passion of Christ”, after Albrecht Dürer’s (aka Albrecht Duerer) (1471–1528) series of 37 woodcuts, "Little Passion" (see

Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 12.9 x 9.8 cm; (image borderline) 12.6 x 9.5 cm.
Inscribed at lower centre with a blank tablet as Marcantonio Raimondi’s symbol, rather than his monogram, “MAF”.
State i (of iii) before numbering.

TIB 27 (14). 606.I (404) (Konrad Oberhuber [ed.] 1978, “The Illustrated Bartsch: The Works of Marcantonio Raimondi and His School”, vol. 27, New York, Abaris Books, p. 292, cat. no. 606.I [404]); Bartsch XIV.404.606.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“St Veronica standing in the centre holding the Sudarium with the impression of Christ's face, flanking her are St Peter and St Paul”

See also the description of state ii of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:

Condition: richly inked, superb, first state (lifetime) impression, trimmed along the platemark and laid onto a support sheet of millennium quality washi paper.

I am selling this small and stunningly rich engraving by one of the most famous of the early Italian printmakers—and, interestingly, one of the first to be litigated against for breach of copyright after copying Dürer’s prints—for the total cost of AU$638 (currently US$388.34/EUR351.64/GBP317.43 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this exceptional masterpiece of reproductive engraving that is an impression pulled from the press during in the lifetime of Dürer—and, of course, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Da Vinci—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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