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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

Joseph before the Pharaoh c.1655-90

Etching | 16.7 x 31.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852787

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An etching after one of the compositions generally thought to have been painted in monochrome on the window-embrasures of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican; reproduced in reverse. Lettered with artists' names and publishing line. Bible quote along the lower margin (Genesis, Cap. 41).

Published in Picturae omniumque bonarium Artium Cultori eximio..., a series of 15 plates (including title-page with dedication to Nicolò Simonelli) reproducing monochromes supposedly designed by Raphael for the Vatican stanze and the Sistine Chapel tapestries. The plates were etched by Pietro Santi Bartoli and the series was published in Rome by Gian Giacomo de Rossi. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.

A related drawing formerly attributed to Raphael for this composition was catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the Royal Collection at Stockholm. A photograph of the drawing at RCIN 852788.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

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

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (designer)

    Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (1627-91) (publisher)

  • 16.7 x 31.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    10.4 x 27.1 cm (platemark)

  • Eductum de carcere Ioseph Pharaoni obtulerunt. Gen. Cap. 41

  • 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza d'Eliodoro [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.206 H.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.59, no.VI.7 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.395, no.F 7.1.8