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

Pierre Drevet (1663-1738)

Joseph tells his brothers his dream c.1703-1726

Engraving and etching | 44.6 x 55.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853490

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A print reproducing, in reverse, the fresco Joseph tells his brothers his dream 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 fresco to Raphael and publication details. On watermarked paper (possibly close to Churchill, no.514). Trimmed to platemark.

In this print, the representations of Joseph's dreams (the sheaves of corn and the sun and moon bowing down to him) are in the bottom corners of the image, rather than at the top as they are in the original fresco. Pierre Drevet had premises at Rue St Jacques a l'annonciation in Paris from 1703; he reproduced other works attributed to Raphael (see RCIN 851048 for another example).
  • Creator(s)

    Pierre Drevet (1663-1738) (etcher)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Drevet : Paris, Rue St Iacques a l'annonciation (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Joseph(OT)
  • watermark: Chain containing what may be a Greek-style cross (possibly similar to Churchill no.514). [centre right]
  • 44.6 x 55.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.XXV.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.429 G.6.2

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.61

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.123, p.165