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

Anton Maria Zanetti the Elder (1680-1767)

Jacob meets Rachel c.1721-49

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from three blocks | 22.2 x 28.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853471

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A chiaroscuro woodcut reproducing, in reverse, the fresco of Jacob meets Rachel painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the fifth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Signed by the printmaker at bottom right and inscribed bottom left: Ex Raph Urbinatis Schede.

Zanetti revived the chiaroscuro woodcut, a prevalent technique of sixteenth-century Italian printmaking. Zanetti published a collection of chiaroscuro woodcuts, primarily after works by Parmigianino, but also including some after Raphael, in the late 1720s under the title Diversarum Iconum and again in a third edition of 1749 with the title 'Raccolta di varie stampe...'. See RCINs 853407, 853424, 853429, 853437, 853457 and 853531 for other chiaroscuro woodcuts by Zanetti after Loggia frescoes.
  • Creator(s)

    Anton Maria Zanetti the Elder (1680-1767) (wood cutter)

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

  • 22.2 x 28.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.218 B.XXII.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.55

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.120, p.161