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

Carlo Pontani (active 19th Century)

Elevations of two sections of the Logge on the first and second floors of the Vatican palace published 1845

Etching with engraving | 25.8 x 33.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853712

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A print by Carlo Pontani depicting elevations of sections of the logge on the first and second floor of the Vatican palace. The Loggia on the second floor was designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19). Lettered with titles and a scale below the image, and with the engraver's signature. Annotated on verso. Published as Plate 30 in Pontani, Opere architettoniche di Raffaello Sanzio incise e dichiarate dall' architetto C. Pontani, Rome 1845.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Logge - 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)

    Carlo Pontani (active 19th Century) (engraver)

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

  • annotation: alone / middle top [centre, in ink]
  • 25.8 x 33.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.0 x 31.8 cm (platemark)

  • Parte dell Alzato interno al primo ordine delle Logge Vaticane

    Parte dell alzato interno al secondo ordine delle Logge

  • 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
        • Grotesques
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
          • Garlands
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Centaurs
    • People
      • Goddesses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.230 B.42

    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