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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

Isaac blesses Jacob published 1675

Etching | 7.3 x 24.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853663

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An etching by Pietro Santi Bartoli reproducing, in reverse, the almost entirely destroyed fresco Isaac blesses Jacob painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the fifth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with Bible quote in Latin (Genesis 27). Signed with Bartoli's monogram (see Nagler, IV, no.3308) and numbered on plate at lower right: 5. Trimmed within platemark. Published in Imagines veteris ac novi Testamenti in Vaticani Palatii (1675).

According to Dacos (see Bibliographic References), the basamento paintings of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican were executed in grisaille and imitated bronze reliefs.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

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

    Isaac (OT)
  • 7.3 x 24.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Affer mihi de uenatione iua ut comedam et benedicat tibi anima mea ante quam moriar Genesis.Cap.27.

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

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

    Ruland p.227 B.LVII.1

    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.111, no.XVIII.5 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino)

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.192, fig.53