Agostino began his career in Venice and Florence where he made engravings after Giulio Campagnola, Baccio Bandinelli and Andrea del Sarto. In 1516 he went to Rome, where over the next decade he produced numerous engravings after Raphael. The subject illustrates the legendary transformation of the Daphne into a tree as she is pursued by Apollo. The mark in the top left corner is that of the 18th-century English collector, Sir Edward Astley.
iii of 4 states
23.0 x 17.0 cm image; 23.4 x 17.3 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Dated u.l. image, [incised plate] "1515".
Not on display
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Special exhibition of prints and drawings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Nov 1937–Dec 1937
Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991
Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006
Referenced in 2 publications
Nicholas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, Sydney, 1991, 8. no catalogue numbers
Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 8. no catalogue numbers