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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

Jacob wrestles with the angel published 1675

Etching | 9.4 x 23.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853664

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An etching by Pietro Santi Bartoli reproducing, in reverse, the almost entirely destroyed fresco Jacob wrestles with the angel painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the sixth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with Bible quote in Latin (Genesis 30) and with attribution of the composition to Raphael. Signed by Bartoli at lower left and numbered on plate at lower right: 6. 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)

    Subject(s)
    Jacob(OT)
  • 9.4 x 23.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Dimine me, iam ascendit aurora, non dimitta m te nisi benedixeris mihi, Genes.30.

  • 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.227 B.LVIII.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.6 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.58

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.173-194