“Rome After Raphael” at The Morgan Library & Museum

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"Illuminated" by Giulio Clovio (1498–1578) - "The Crucifixion of Christ, Moses and the Brazen Serpent," Farnese Hours, Italy, Rome, 1546. Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1903; MS M.69 (fols.102v–103r)

NEW YORK,
NY.-
In the early
1500s, Rome’s majesty was a distant memory: its marble temples and palaces had
been ransacked; its population was a fraction of what it had been in antiquity.
Yet, over the course of the next hundred years, the Eternal City would
experience an amazing rebirth,
as a series of popes rebuilt and
revitalized Rome and its population doubled. At the center of this metamorphosis
was an unprecedented influx of artistic talent and creative exchange. Rome After Raphael is organized by
Rhoda Eitel-Porter, Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head of Drawings
and Prints at The Morgan Library & Museum. On view through 9 May,
2010.