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Marcantonio Raimondi
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Engraver, b. ca. 1402 in Sant'Andrea in Argine near Bologna. Studied with painter and jeweler Francesco Francia. His first dated print is the Piramus and Thisbe, 1505. In Venice by 1506, arrived in Rome before 1510 and engraved (probably) for Baviera, Raphael's print entrepreneur. Began his shop ca. 1515 with his wife and students--most notably Marco Dente da Ravenna, Agostino Veneziano and the Maestro del Dado. After the Sack of Rome in 1527, in which he lost everything, it is believed that he moved to Mantua and then Bologna, where he was recorded as dead by 1534. See: Reed, Sue Welsh, and R. Wallace. Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque. Boston: 1989. pp. 3-5. See also: Innes Shoemaker and Elizabeth Broun. The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi. Lawrence, Kansas: 1981, The Spencer Art Museum. See also: Konrad Oberhuber. "Marcantonio Raimondi: gli inizi a Bologna ed il primo periodo Romano" in M. Faietti et al. Bologna e l'umanesimo. Bologna: 1988; and "Raffaello e l'incisione" in Raffaello in Vaticano. Milano: 1984.