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Another section rich in sixteenth-century prints after Raphael's designs

Charles Paul Jean Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Count de Saint-Morys (1743-95)

A sacrifice dated 1793

Etching | 19.6 x 26.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852354

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An etching reproducing with some differences a drawing now in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 4315), where it is catalogued as a copy after Giovanni Francesco Penni. This print is lettered with the name of Raphael (identified as the inventor of this composition), signed and dated by the printmaker. Annotated on the verso.

Cordellier and Py (see Bibliographic References) catalogued this drawing as a copy from a lost drawing, perhaps by Penni, which, because of the subject, is comparable to certain scenes in grisailles on the vault of Heliodorus's Chamber at the Vatican.

The etching was made by Charles Paul Jean-Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart de Saint-Morys after the drawing, which was then in his possession. Vialart de Saint-Morys was a collector of Old Master drawings and amateur printmaker who published two groups of prints after drawings in his own collection, the first group dated 1780-9 and the second 1792-4.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Paul Jean Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Count de Saint-Morys (1743-95) (etcher)

    After a work copying Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (draughtsman)

    Associated with Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

  • annotation: right centre [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 19.6 x 26.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    15.0 x 19.9 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Sacrifices
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Altars
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Cattle & oxen
            • Bulls
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.174 B.XL.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p. 650, no 1055