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

Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746)

The Prophet Jonah published 1704

Etching | 34.1 x 20.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854243

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An etching by Nicholas Dorigny of the statue of Jonah in the Chigi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, which is attributed on the plate to Lorenzo di Credi. This print is lettered with the number: "CLV." at top right and with publication details. Singed by the printmaker. This print was published in Domenico de Rossi "Raccolta di Statue antiche e moderne" (Rome 1704). Trimmed within the platemark.

The statue is one of the sculptures of the prophets of the Resurrection in the niches of the Chigi Chapel: Jonah and the whale is attributed to Lorenzetto (completed by 1519 and based on a drawing by Raphael), as is the statue of Elias, which was completed by Raphael of Montelupo in c.1523; Abacuc and the angel (1656-1661) and Daniele and the lion (1655-1657) were executed by Bernini. 

The Chigi chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo was the burial place of the Papal banker Agostino Chigi, who commissioned Raphael to work on a number of projects in Rome during the 1510s. Raphael was responsible for designing the chapel itself as well as all aspects of its decoration, which encompassed mosaics, sculptures, tombs and (probably) an altarpiece. The chapel remained unfinished at the deaths of both artist and patron in 1520. 

  • Creator(s)

    Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746) (etcher)

    After Lorenzetto (1490-1541) (sculptor)

    After a work previously attributed to Lorenzo di Credi (c. 1459-1537) (sculptor)

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

    Domenico de' Rossi: Rome (publisher)

    Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (1627-91) (publisher)

  • 34.1 x 20.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • GIONA PROFETA DI LORENZO DI CREDI FIORENTINO  CON DISEGNO DI RAFFAELLO // D'URBINO nella Cappella di Chigi in S. Maria del Popolo

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Whales
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Santa Maria del Popolo [Rome]
                • Chigi Chapel [Santa Maria del Popolo]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.307 A.II.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Jones/Penny 1983 : Jones, R. and Penny, N. Raphael, 1983 pp.105-111