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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


Jacob’s Ladder

dated 1718

Etching | 29.0 x 48.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852761

A print reproducing one of the four paintings on the ceiling of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Dated and lettered with artists' names. Bible quote along the lower margin (Genesis 28, XIII). The scene reproduced in this print shows the Bible story of 'Jacob’s Ladder'; it is painted above the wall-painting of 'The Liberation of St. Peter'.
  • Creator(s)

    John Alexander (active 1715-52) (etcher)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    John Alexander (active 1715-52) (designer)

  • 29.0 x 48.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.0 x 47.2 cm (platemark)

  • Terram in qua dormis, tibi dabo et Semini tuo. Gen: Cap: 28.V.13.

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • God (Christianity)
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament