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Designs by Raphael for sculptural works, silverware, medals and other objects

Raimondo Faucci (active c. 1760-93)

The carved stalls of the choir of St Peter in Perugia published 1811

Engraving | RCIN 854260

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A set of twenty engravings with etchings depicting the carved stalls of the choir of St Peter at Perugia. These prints were published in: "Ornati d'invenzione di Raffaele Sanzio di Urbino esistenti nel coro di S. Pietro in Perugia" (Rome, 1811).  These print are numbered.

In the eighteenth century, the panels of the wooden choir stalls were copied in drawing by Giovanni Cappelli, Vincenzo Monotti and Vincenzo Cioffi, which were then reproduced in engravings with inscriptions by Raimondo Faucci (18 plates) and Agostino Costa (plates 5, 8). The suite of prints was originally published at Perugia by Constantino Constantini, apparently in two parts, plates 1-10 in 1789 and the remaining plates in 1791.

The wooden choir was executed by the carver Stefano da Bergamo – who took over from Bernardino Antonibi, who died of plague in 1526 –  and completed in 1535. At the beginning of the eighteenth century the French Benedictine Bernard de Montfaucon, visiting the abbey of San Pietro on his journey through Italy (1698-1701), suggested that Stefano da Bergamo had used drawings by Raphael. Similarities with the decoration of the Logge – painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the Vatican – have been noted since.
  • Creator(s)

    Raimondo Faucci (active c. 1760-93) (engraver)

    Agostino Costa (active c. 18th century) (engraver)

    After Vincenzo Monotti (1734-?1792) (draughtsman)

    After Vincenzo Cioffi (fl. c.1775-1805) (draughtsman)

    After Giovanni Cappelli (1755-1823) (draughtsman)

    After Stefano da Bergamo (carver)

    After Bernardino Antonibi (carver)

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

    Giovanni Scudellari (fl. c.1807-1836) (publisher)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Umbria [Italy]
            • Perugia [Italy]
              • Church of San Pietro [Perugia]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesque decoration
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 309 B.IV.1-20