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After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Joseph addresses his brothers c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864387

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A photograph of a drawing in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 990493) which corresponds to the almost entirely destroyed fresco 'Joseph addresses his brothers' painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the seventh bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican.

In his monograph on Raphael, Passavant (see Bibliographic References) stated that this drawing is a copy of one formerly in the collection of Sir Thomas Lawrence, but this original drawing has not been traced. This drawing was catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being attributed to Perino del Vago, whom Vasari credited with executing the basamento frescoes.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 853674) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 38 (970598)

  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Public worship
              • Preaching
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London no.993

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.65

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.173-194