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

Attributed to Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536)

A triton and a nereid c.1517-30

Engraving | 13.8 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853740

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A print depicting a triton and a nereid catalogued by Ruland (1876) as by Agostino Veneziano and as related to a design element in the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican; it may perhaps be related to a now lost part of the decoration on an exterior pilaster, another element of which is reproduced in a print by Cherubino Alberto (see RCIN 853741 for an impression of this print). Trimmed on all sides. Annotated on verso.

Bartsch tentatively attributed this print to Marcantonio Raimondi.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Logge - see Dacos 2008 (Bibliographic References) for more information - is strongly influenced by the antique; Raphael had studied antique sculpture and painting in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536) (engraver)

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

  • annotation: 129 [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 13.8 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesques
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Triton (myth)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.232 B.131

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135