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

Attributed to the studio of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

God blessing Creation c.1853-76

Albumen print | 9.4 x 26.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853649

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A photograph of a drawing in the Teylers Museum, Haarlem (inv. no.A73), attributed to the studio of Raphael and considered to potentially be the modello for the almost entirely destroyed fresco God blessing Creation painted by the workshop of Raphael (c. 1517-19) in the basamento of the first bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican.

According to Dacos (see Bibliographic References), the basamento paintings of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican were executed in grisaille and imitated bronze reliefs. Dacos attributes the drawing to Raffaellino del Colle.
  • Creator(s)

    Attributed to the studio of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • annotation: Middle / 174 [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 9.4 x 26.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • God (Christianity)
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.226 B.LIII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    van Tuyll van Serooskerken 2000 : van Tuyll van Serooskerken, C., 2000. The Italian drawings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the Teyler Museum. p.271, no.243

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.9

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.192, fig.46