A Young Warrior before an Altar (Alcibiades)
engraving, circa 1515-30, on laid paper, watermark Bear (Briquet 12272, circa 1525, Switzerland), a very good impression of the first state (of two), before the address of Salamanca
Sheet 240 x 183 mm.
Eric G. Stanley (1923-2018), Oxford.
Bartsch 483
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In this engraving by Agostino de' Musi, the figure of the young Roman (?) warrior is shown in the pose and drapery of Alcibiades in Raphael's School of Athens. In the fresco, the Athenian's statesman wears a helmet with four plumes, while here the helmet is surmounted by a dragon.
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