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

Johann Heinrich Lips (1758-1817)

Head of St John the Evangelist [from 'The Disputa'] dated 1810

Engraving with etching | 22.7 x 27.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852383

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A print reproducing the head and shoulders of one of the Biblical figures flanking Christ in the fresco of the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted by Raphael around 1508-09 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. The figure reproduced in this print is usually identified as St John the Evangelist, and is the long haired man writing on a tablet held upon his knees, sitting on clouds inhabited by winged heads of putti on the left of Christ. Dated and lettered with engraver's name at lower left.
  • Creator(s)

    Johann Heinrich Lips (1758-1817) (engraver)

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

  • 22.7 x 27.1 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Disputa
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.180 B.19