Susanne Anderson-Riedel is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico.  She is the author of Creativity and Reproduction: Nineteenth Century Engraving at the Academy (2010) and has published several articles and book chapters on artistic exchange and the print in 18th- and 19th-century Europe.

A French Raphael: Alexandre Tardieu’s engraving after Raphael’s St. Michael Vanquishing Satan (1806)

Fig. 1. Pierre Alexandre Tardieu, after Raphael, Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan/ St. Michel terrassant Satan (1806), engraving and etching, 45.2 x 29.7 cm, published in Musée Français, vol.III. ©Trustees of the British Museum.

Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (1756–1844), one of the most celebrated French engravers of the early 19th century, presented his engraving after Raphael’s St. Michael Vanquishing Satan (1518) at the Salon of 1806, where it was highly praised (Fig. 1). The following year it was published in the third volume of Le Musée Français, Read More