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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 | 21.5 x 28.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853498

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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. Not in Ruland (1876). For another impression, see RCIN 853497.

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)

  • annotation: label / Joanni Lane; Loggie XXVI [verso top right corner; bottom right corner, in pencil]
    watermark: A seated, crowned female figure [unidentified] [right]
  • 21.5 x 28.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.219 B.XXVI.5a(add)