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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 | 21.6 x 29.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853450

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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 at lower right (Nagler 1423). Trimmed irregularly inside platemark. Second state, with the date reinscribed from 1522 to 1524.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Subject(s)
    Jacob(OT)
    Isaac (OT)
  • 21.6 x 29.7 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.217 B.XIX.4

    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