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A hooded man holds the infant as he is circumcised; the Virgin looks on anxiously. A crowd of people in late 15th century dress gather around them. Decoration on the back wall includes foliage and human and animal figures. Dürer’s monogram appears, a mark that Raimondi was no longer allowed to use following Dürer’s suit in the court of Venice. Numbered “12” on the plate.

Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528), (from a woodcut by)
Marcantonio Raimondi (1480 – 1534), printmaker,
Die Beschneiduhg Christi (The circumcision of the Christ),
10th engraving of the series The Life of the Virgin, copy
by Marcantonio Raimondi of Albrecht Dürer’s
woodcut – engraving – before 1510 or 1518
Image and sheet: 29 cm x 21.5 cm
German – Italian school
Νο 3944 – Acquisition 2018