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

Odoardo Persichini (1827-90)

An enthroned pope between allegorical figures and caryatids after 1871

Engraving | 65.3 x 48.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852960

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A print reproducing a Pope (Alexander I or Sylvester I?) enthroned between the allegorical figures of Faith and Religion, painted on the left of the fresco of The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge, executed by Raphael's workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. Lettered with production details. On Fabriano watermarked paper, annotated in pencil on both sides. With the blind stamp of the Calcografia Regia di Roma at lower right (Lugt 2144; applied to prints published after 1871). Not in Ruland (1876).
  • Creator(s)

    Odoardo Persichini (1827-90) (engraver)

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

    Nicola Ortis (1818-97) (designer)

    Rome : Reale Calcografia (publisher)

    Pope Sylvester I (d. 335)
    Pope Alexander I (d. c.115)
  • annotation: Pf. 30. B. III. 1a. [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: Insert page 238, III. / 1a. Engraving of the group by O. Persichini [back, lower left, in pencil]
    watermark: P. M FABRIANO [cropped]
  • 65.3 x 48.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    60.8 x 43.5 cm (platemark)


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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.238 C.III.1a(add)

    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.115, no.VII.1 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)