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

Anonymous, 16th century

God creating the Animals c.1520-60

Engraving | 27.9 x 42.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853363

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A reversed copy of an anonymous engraving after the fresco of God creating the Animals painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the first bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Stamped with an unidentified collector's mark (possibly Lugt 2168). On watermarked paper.

This engraving is a reversed copy of RCIN 853362. Suggestions have been made that it might be attributed to Marco Dente (see Massari in Raphael Invenit 1985, p.72, I.2).
  • Creator(s)

    Anonymous, 16th century (engraver)

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

  • watermark: Anchor [centre left]
  • 27.9 x 42.0 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
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.213 B.IV.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Tauriscus 1819 : Tauriscus, E, 1819. Catalogues des estampes gravees d'apres Rafael, Frankurt p.79, III.2.a

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.72, I.2 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.126, G.1.2

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.10

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.102, p.141