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

After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Bathsheba interceding with David on behalf of Solomon c.1853-76

Albumen print | 20.0 x 29.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853693

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A photograph of a drawing catalogued by Ruland (1876) as then being in the Royal Library at Turin. According to Ruland (1876), the drawing is the 'original red-chalk study for the principal group' in the almost entirely destroyed fresco Bathsheba interceding with David on behalf of Solomon painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the eleventh bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican.

According to Dacos (see Bibliographic References), the basamento paintings of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican were executed in grisaille and imitated bronze reliefs.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Bathsheba(OT)
    David (OT)
  • 20.0 x 29.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

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

    Ruland p.229 B.LXIII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.95

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.173-194