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

Joseph Karel de Meulemeester (Bruges 1771-Rome 1836)

Angels appear to Abraham c.1806-1836

Engraving | 50.8 x 67.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853418

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A print after the fresco Angels appears to Abraham painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the fourth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with Bible quote in Latin (Genesis 18) and production details. Numbered on plate at upper right:XV. Arched top.

Meulemeester travelled to Rome in 1806 to make engravings after the frescoes of the Raphael Loggia, but died in 1836 with the project unfinished. 51 drawings by Meulemeester after the loggia frescoes survive in the Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The series was later completed and published in 1845 with an accompanying text by the Baron de Reiffenberg. Plate 15 from Les Loges de Raphael, 1845 (see Bibliographic References).
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Karel de Meulemeester (Bruges 1771-Rome 1836) (engraver)

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

    Chardon Ainé et Aze (printer)

    Luigi Calamatta (1801-69) (director)

    Paris : Gide (publisher)

    Brussels: A Lacrosse (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Abraham(OT)
  • 50.8 x 67.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    42.0 x 48.3 cm (platemark)

  • APPARVERVNT EI TRES VIRI ... ET ADORAVIT. Gen. XVIII

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

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

    Ruland p.216 B.XV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

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

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.113, p.153