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After a work previously attributed to Camillo Boccaccino (c. 1504-46)

Moses holding the tablets of the Law c. 1857

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864415

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A photograph of a drawing attributed to Camillo Procaccini currently in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 990328).

Ruland (1876) associated the drawing with the figure of Moses contained in a niche on the right of an engraving by Cherubino Alberti, loosely based on the so-called 'La Perla', a painting now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.140) generally attributed to Giulio Romano possibly after a design by Raphael. Popham reputed Ruland's statement to be inaccurate. An impression of Cherubino Alberti's engraving can be found at RCIN 851025.

Showing the standing figure of Moses, holding the tablets of the law with both hands, within an arch.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 851026) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio (970570)
  • Creator(s)

    After a work previously attributed to Camillo Boccaccino (c. 1504-46) (artist)

    After a work attributed to Camillo Procaccini (1551-1629) (artist)

    Attributed to Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • 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. 0776

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 183-189, no. 64