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

Anonymous, 16th century

God creating the Sun and Moon c.1520-80

Engraving | 16.2 x 23.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853356

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A reversed anonymous engraving after 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. Catalogued by Ruland (1876) as probably by a pupil of Marcantonio Raimondi. Stamped with an unidentified collector's mark (possibly Lugt 2168). On watermarked paper.
  • Creator(s)

    Anonymous, 16th century (engraver)

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

    Attributed to the school of Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

  • watermark: A shield surmounted by a four-leaf clover, containing a bird[?] [Centre right]
  • 16.2 x 23.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    16.0 x 23.8 cm (platemark)

  • 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.III.4

    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.101, p.141