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

After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536)

Jacob and Rebekah c.1853-76

Albumen print | 13.2 x 26.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852352

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A photograph of a pen and ink drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA1846.223), where is attributed to a follower of Raphael, possibly Giovanni Francesco Penni. Annotated on the verso.

This drawing was attributed by Passavant to Raphael and it was cited by Crowe and Cavalcaselle as evidence for the changes of plan which occurred during the decoration of the Logge, which were designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. According to Parker (see Bibliographic References), "the present shape of the drawing [a lunette] may be due simply to cutting". Jacob and Rebekah preparing the savoury meats for Isaac (Genesis, 27) was suggested by Parker as the subject of this drawing.
  • Creator(s)

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

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

    Rebekah (OT)
    Isaac (OT)
  • annotation: top [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 13.2 x 26.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Sheep
            • Rams
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Fires
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.174 B.XXXVIII.1