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


God creating the Animals c.1520-1876

Woodcut | 49.3 x 67.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853364

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An anonymous woodcut on four sheets 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. The woodcut differs from the original fresco in a number of ways.
  • Creator(s)

    Anonymous (engraver)

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

  • 49.3 x 67.2 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
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.213 B.IV.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    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