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

Adolphe Braun (1812-77)

A view of the so-called 'Nuova Loggia Pia' in the Vatican after 1853

Albumen print | 97.9 x 65.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853333

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A photograph showing a view of the so-called Nuova Loggia Pia (or Loggia Pia) decorated by Nicola Consoni (1814-84), Pietro Galli (1804-77) and Alessandro Mantovani (1814-92) in the Vatican, after a design by Tommaso Minardi (1787-1871). Not in Ruland (1876).

The so-called Nuova Loggia Pia is located on the second floor of the Vatican Palace, on the eastern facade (built at the end of the sixteenth century), and was decorated during the pontificate of Pius IX (r. 1846-78). As shown in this photograph, the Nuova Loggia Pia frescoes depict scenes from the Passion of Christ. The decorative scheme emulates that of the loggia painted by the workshop of Raphael, also on the second floor of the Vatican Palace, but on the western facade (c.1517-19). An undated, hand-written annotation on the master copy of Ruland's Raphael Collection Catalogue housed in the Print Room at Windsor Castle mistakenly implies that the photograph is a view of Raphael's Loggia.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe Braun (1812-77) (photographer)

    After Nicola Consoni (1814-84) (artist)

    After Pietro Galli (active 1865) (sculptor)

    After Alessandro Mantovani (1814-92) (designer)

    After Tommaso Minardi (1787-1871) (designer)

  • 97.9 x 65.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

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

    Ruland p.212 A.Ia(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.329.