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Thursday 29 June 2023

Agostino Veneziano’s engraving, “Man with a Flag”, c1525, after Raimondi

Agostino Veneziano (aka Agostino dei Musi) (1490–1540; [BM:] fl. 1509–1536)

“Man with a Flag” (TIB title) (aka “L’Homme au Drapeau” [Bartsch title]), c1525 (c1514–1536), engraving with Agostino Veneziano’s monogram (“.A.V.”) on tablet at lower right, after an engraving possibly by Marcantonio Raimondi’s (aka Marcantonio) (1470/1482–1527/1534), “Man with a Flag” (TIB title) (aka “Naked man wearing an elaborate helmet viewed from behind holding a banner, a lion seated on the ground” [MET title]; see, and possibly after the design by Raphael (aka Raffaello Santi; Raffaello Sanzio; Raffaello) (1483–1520) or Giulio Romano (aka Giulio Giannuzzi; Giulio Pippi) (c1499–1546).

Engraving on laid paper, trimmed around the platemark with a small margin.

Size: (sheet) 26 x 19 cm; (plate) 24 x 18.2 cm.

Inscribed in plate: (on tablet at lower-right corner) .A.V.”.

TIB 27.482 (Konrad Oberhuber [ed.] 1978, “The Illustrated Bartsch: The Works of Marcantonio Raimondi and of His School”, vol. 27, New York, Abaris Books, p. 154, cat. no. 482); Bartsch XIV.357.482 (vol. 14, p. 357); Nagler 50.

The Rijksmuseum offers the following description of this print: (transl.) “A naked man plants a waving flag in the ground. A lion at his feet. In the background a landscape with buildings” (

See also the descriptions offered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art:;

Condition: strong and well-printed impression with small margins around the platemark. The sheet is in a superb (near pristine) condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.

I am selling this visually arresting early engraving, for a total cost of AU$597 (currently US$399.03/EUR361.05/GBP317.82 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 marvellous image of a curiously naked (at least to my eyes) standard bearer planting his flag, 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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