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

Carlo Pestrini (b. 1780)

Allegorical figure of Purity [from the Sala di Costantino] c.1800-1860

Engraving with etching | 57.5 x 43.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852992

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A print reproducing the allegorical figure of Purity, painted next to Pope Leo the Great to the right of the fresco of The Baptism of Constantine, executed by Raphael's workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. The setting has been modified. Lettered with title, artists' names and dedication to Cardinal Pier Francesco Galleffi.
  • Creator(s)

    Carlo Pestrini (b. 1780) (printmaker)

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

    Michele Kech (19C) (designer)

    Cardinal Pietro Francesco Galleffi (1770-1837) (dedicatee)

    Carlo Pestrini (b. 1780) (dedicator)

  • 57.5 x 43.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    49.5 x 35.6 cm (platemark)


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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Philosophy
        • Allegory
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.239 C.VI.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.117, no.X.2 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)