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ID number:  BIRBI-64.9
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Raimondi, Marcantonio (c.1480-1527/34)
Title / Object name:  St Paul preaching in Athens
Object type:  Print
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  1517-20
Materials:  Engraving
Measurements:  Paper: 267 x 352 mm; mount: 405 x 557 mm
Provenance:  Purchased from Craddock & Barnard, November 1964, for £16

Conceived by Raphael as a tapestry design, this is one of a series featuring episodes from the lives of the saints Peter and Paul. Unlike later followers who obsessed with producing very literal reproductions, Raimondi has provided an urban setting to this version and turned the building behind St Paul into a ruin.

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