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

After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

God Appearing to Noah c.1515-50

Engraving | 31.0 x 24.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852745

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An anonymous reversed copy of an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi dated c.1513-15 (see RCIN 852744), usually described as based upon a fairly complete model by Raphael for God Appearing to Noah, one of the four scenes painted in the vault of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. The subject has been often misidentified: Vasari interpreted it as God Blessing the Sed of Abraham, and Bartsch as God Commanding Noah to Build the Ark. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

  • 31.0 x 24.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • God (Christianity)
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.203 F.I.3

    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.51, no.V.3 (entry by Stefania Massari)