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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


A Pope celebrating the Mass


Etching | 10.7 x 13.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852798

An etching after one of the compositions generally thought to have been frescoed in monochrome in the window-embrasures of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Lettered with publishing line and title. This is the right-hand fragment of a wider etching also reproducing 'The Doctrine of the Two Swords', a composition allegedly painted in the window-embrasure of the Stanza di Eliodoro. The left-hand fragment, lettered with artists' names, can be found at RCIN 852662.

Published in 'Picturae omniumque bonarium Artium Cultori eximio...', a series of 15 plates (including title-page with dedication to Nicolò Simonelli) reproducing monochromes supposedly designed by Raphael for the Vatican stanze and the Sistine Chapel tapestries. The plates were etched by Pietro Santi Bartoli and the series was published in Rome by Gian Giacomo de Rossi. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

  • 10.7 x 13.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Sacrificium missae à summo Pontifice celebratum.

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Religious music
          • Liturgical music
            • Masses
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza d'Eliodoro [Vatican Palace]
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.59, no.VI.6 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò) (Raphael Invenit 1985 : Bernini Pezzini, G. et al., 1985. Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome)

    pp.393-4, no.F 7.1.3 (Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001)