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

Michele Lucchesi (1539- ?1604)

Aeneas Rescuing Anchises c.1559-80

Engraving | 24.8 x 18.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852822

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An engraving reproducing the group of the man saving his father accompanied by a young boy walking at his side painted in the left foreground of Raphael's fresco of The Fire in the Borgo in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican (1514). Lettered with six lines in Italian identifying the group as Aeneas rescuing his father Anchises from Troy (accompanied by Ascanius). Signed with the engraver's monogram at lower right: .M.L. Lettered with Pietro de Nobili's publishing address, and another monogram at lower right: .RA. Traces of a (now illegible) inscription along the upper margin.

This print has been described as a copy of an engraving by Caraglio, an impression of which can be found at RCIN 852821.
  • Creator(s)

    Michele Lucchesi (1539- ?1604) (engraver)

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

    Pietro de' Nobili (active 1584–85) (publisher)

  • 24.8 x 18.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Asia
        • Asia Minor
          • Troy
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.208 B.III.5