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

After Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536)

God separating Light from Darkness c.1853-76

Albumen print | 18.1 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853341

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A photograph of a drawing by G.F. Penni now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.1900,0824.109). Catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the possession of Mr W.B. Tiffin (1795-1877).

The drawing is now regarded as the original by Penni executed for the fresco of God separating Light from Darkness painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the first bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. A similar drawing was listed by Ruland (1876) as being then in the collection of the Marchese Ranghiasci-Brancaleoni at Gubbio (see RCIN 853340). For further information see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    After Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

  • 18.1 x 19.3 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.212 B.I.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Italian Drawings [...] British Museum: Raphael and his circle: catalogue, 1962 / Philip Pouncey and J.A. Gere, London p.53, no.64