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

Cecilia Bianchi (active 1800)

Details from the stucchi of the Raphael Loggia c. 1800

Etching and stipple printed in brown | RCIN 853716

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A series of eighteen prints reproducing figures from the stucco decorations from architectural elements of the Loggia, which was designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19), in the Vatican.

This series of prints was made by Cecilia Bianchi, who produced a number of prints after works by Italian Renaissance and Baroque artists. This series appears to be rare (the prints are not listed in either G. Bernini Pezzini, S. Massari and S. Prosperi Valenti Rodino, Raphael Invenit, 1985 or C. Hoper, Raffael und die Folgen, 2001); another copy of the publication is in the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation, Zurich.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Loggia - see Dacos 2008 (Bibliographic References) for more information - is strongly influenced by the antique; Raphael had studied antique sculpture and painting in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    Cecilia Bianchi (active 1800) (printmaker)

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

    Nicola Gervasi (fl.1790s) (publisher)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
    • People
      • Goddesses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.230 B.88-106

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135