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

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

God Appearing to Noah c.1513-15

Engraving | 30.8 x 25.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852744

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An engraving 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)

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

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

  • 30.8 x 25.2 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.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Shoemaker/Broun 1981 : I. Shoemaker and E. Broun. The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi: Spencer Museum of Art; The Ackland Art Museum, 1981 pp.104-105, no.24 (entry by Innis H. Shoemaker)

    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.1 (entry by Stefania Massari)