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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 two running figures from 'The punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram' published c.1811-16

Lithograph | 18.5 x 14.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853687

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A lithograph by Piloty reproducing a detail of running figures from a drawing, once probably in Munich, after the almost entirely destroyed fresco The punishment of Korah, Dathan and Abiram painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the ninth 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, 22.

Les Oeuvres Lithographiques reproduced drawings 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. The subject of the fresco was not recognised by Ruland in his catalogue of the Raphael Collection (1876).
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Dathan (OT)
  • annotation: 182; [illegible] [verso, centre; verso, bottom left corner, in ink]
  • 18.5 x 14.1 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.229 B.LXI.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.431, G 9.1

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.80

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