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

Nicolas Chaperon (1612-c. 1656)

God speaks to Moses published 1649

Etching | 24.7 x 26.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853552

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A print after the fresco God speaks to Moses painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the ninth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with Bible quote in Latin (Exodus 33) and attribution of the composition to Raphael. Signed with the engraver's monogram at lower right (see Nagler, IV, no.2360). Numbered on plate at lower right: 35. On watermarked paper. Trimmed, irregularly, to platemark. Not included in Ruland (1876).

This print is from a series which was first issued in Sacrae Historiae Acta a Raphael Urbin in Vaticanis xystis ad picturae miraculum expressa, Rome, 1649.
  • Creator(s)

    Nicolas Chaperon (1612-c. 1656) (etcher)

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

  • watermark: The letters CATINAVD; four-leaf clover [centre; right]
  • 24.7 x 26.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Descendebat nubis Columua, et loguebaturDñs cum Moyse,stabantq ~ / universi, et adorabant perfores tabernaculor suorum.Exod.XXXIII.

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.222 B.XXXV.1a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.88, no.VI.36 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.448, G16.37

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.78

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.133, p.176