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The frescoes in the Vatican Palace commissioned by Popes Julius II and Leo X

Ferdinand Piloty the Elder (1786-1844)

A detail of the Almighty from 'God's Covenant with Noah' published c.1811-16

Lithograph | 19.6 x 15.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853658

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A lithograph by Piloty reproducing the detail of God from a drawing, once probably in Munich, after the almost entirely destroyed fresco God's Covenant with Noah painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the third bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with attribution of the composition to Raphael and signed by the printmaker. Printed within an imitation of a ruled pen and ink border. Published in Christian von Mannlich, Les Oeuvres Lithographiques (1811-16), vol. 2, 18.

Les Oeuvres Lithographiques reproduced drawings then in the collection of the King of Bavaria.

According to Dacos (see Bibliographic References), the basamento paintings of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican were executed in grisaille and imitated bronze reliefs.
  • Creator(s)

    Ferdinand Piloty the Elder (1786-1844) (lithographer)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • annotation: 176; n. 209 LV [verso, centre; bottom left corner, In ink]
  • 19.6 x 15.6 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.227 B.LV.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.428, G 3.4

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.35

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.173-194