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

After a work by the workshop of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665)

God creating the Sun and Moon c.1853-76

Albumen print | 17.4 x 19.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853357

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A photograph of a pen and bistre wash drawing now in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (RCIN 911998). The drawing closely resembles the fresco of God creating Sun and Moon painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the first bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Ruland (1876) catalogues this drawing as being a study from the fresco by N. Poussin. See also RCIN 911998.

The Louvre holds another copy (with some variants) of the figure of God from this fresco which was previously also attributed to Poussin (see Bibliographic References).
  • Creator(s)

    After a work by the workshop of Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) (artist)

  • 17.4 x 19.2 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
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.213 B.III.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    B(F) : Blunt, A.F., 1945. The French Drawings in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, Oxford and London p.52, no.270