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

Johann Jacob von Sandrart (1655-98)

Figures fleeing from a city devastated by a fire [from 'The Fire in the Borgo'] dated 1682

Etching | 42.8 x 34.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852825

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A print reproducing (with additions and a few changes) the left-hand part of Raphael's fresco of The Fire in the Borgo, painted in 1514 in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican. Dated and with artists' names along the lower margin below image. Lettered at upper right with: O, followed by a stylised star (?).

Ruland (1876) followed Passavant (1860) in describing this print as after a small painting then in the possession of J.J. Sandrart, who described it in his work entitled Der Teutsche Academie. This print has also been included as illustration in Sandrart's Nobilissimae Artis Pictoriae (published in 1683).
  • Creator(s)

    Johann Jacob von Sandrart (1655-98) (etcher)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Johann Jacob von Sandrart (1655-98) (designer)

  • 42.8 x 34.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Chemistry
        • Fires
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.208 B.III.8

    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.55, no.I.3 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti RodinĂ²)