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

John Skippe (1742-1811)

Joseph sold by his brothers dated 1783

Chiaroscuro woodcut | 21.4 x 28.0 cm (image) | RCIN 853497

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A chiaroscuro woodcut reproducing, in reverse and with differences in the background, an unknown drawing related to the fresco Joseph sold by his brothers painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the seventh bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with attribution of the composition to Raphael, production details and the date within the image. Trimmed to borders. On watermarked paper. A dedication to a John Lane printed on a separate sheet of paper is pasted below. For another impression see RCIN 853498.

John Skippe was an amateur artist and connoisseur who amassed a substantial collection of predominantly Italian Renaissance drawings, possibly whilst travelling in Italy in the 1770s. He executed a number of chiaroscuro woodcuts from drawings in his collection which he published in two sets in 1782 and 1783.
  • Creator(s)

    John Skippe (1742-1811) (printmaker)

    After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    John Lane (dedicatee)

    Subject(s)
    Joseph(OT)
  • watermark: Circle with unidentified shape inside, bell underneath [right, Possibly Churchill 233 [identified as the watermark of a woodcut after Rubens by Skippe sold through Harris Schrank Fine Prints (date unknown)] ]
    annotation: 153 / Bottom [verso, top centre, in ink]
  • 21.4 x 28.0 cm (image)

  • 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
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.219 B.XXVI.5