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

Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536)

Isaac blesses Jacob dated 1522-4

Engraving | 22.7 x 30.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853451

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An engraving believed to be after a lost preparatory design by Raphael for the fresco Isaac blesses Jacob painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the fifth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered top right 'RAFAEL / URBINAS / INVEN', and signed with the engraver's monogram (Nagler 1423) at lower right. Second state, with the date reinscribed from 1522 to 1524. On watermarked paper. Trimmed on all sides and mounted on another sheet of paper. Not in Ruland (1876).

This print is inscribed 'N Langlois' in ink on the verso, which may indicate the previous ownership of it by the engraver, publisher and print dealer Nicolas Langlois I (1640-1703) or his son, also a print dealer called Nicolas (c.1670-1707).
  • Creator(s)

    Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536) (engraver)

    After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (designer)

    Isaac (OT)
  • watermark: [unidentifiable] [right]
  • 22.7 x 30.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.217 B.XIX.4(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.73, I.10 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.48

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.117, p.158