This is a hand colored,
copper plate engraving of an original by Raphael.
It will hang in a group with the Lefebre Titian and
the unsigned Art Deco image on the previous pages.
It’s from “The Works of Raffaelle, Domenichino, Poussin and Albano” printed and published in London by Bensley and Son, Bolt Court,
Fleet Street, for Robert Bowyer, No. 80, Pall Mall, in 1819.
In 6 more years it will be 200 years old.
Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) was one of the most
influential artists of the Italian Renaissance. He’s also one
of the most popular artists of all time.
You will notice that the perspective and the positions of David and Goliath in this image are very similar to the Titian painting on the previous page. Considering the fact the Raphael died more than 20 years before Titian painted his 9 and 1/2 foot David, we can safely assume that if either was influenced by the other, it was Titian that was influenced by Raphael (above.)