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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes

W LONG (ACTIVE 1810-20)

God the Father in a flaming cloud, attended by angels

published 1821

Etching on tone plate | 33.8 x 44.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852765

A facsimile of a drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.138). Lettered with title and production details. Published in W.Y. Ottley's 'Italian School of Design', London 1823.

The drawing is connected with the composition of 'Moses before the Burning Bush', designed by Raphael and painted in the vault of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. The authorship of the drawing (currently attributed to Raphael, but formerly ascribed to Peruzzi) is subject of much debate. For a photograph of the drawing, and further discussion see RCIN 852766.
  • Creator(s)

    W Long (active 1810-20) (printmaker)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Ottley, W.Y.: London (publisher)

  • 33.8 x 44.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Study for part of one of the Ceilings of the Vatican.

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • God (Christianity)
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds