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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


Moses parts the Red Sea

published 1866

Lithograph | 43.6 x 54.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853527

A lithograph reproducing the fresco 'Moses parts the Red Sea' painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the eighth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with names of Ludwig Gruner, Consoni and Raphael. Stamped with a blind stamp at lower right (possibly the publisher's blind stamp; not in Lugt). Published in 'Scripture prints from the frescoes of Raphael in the Vatican. Edited by Lewis Gruner. With an introductory preface by the Rev. Charles H.H. Wright', London 1866.

Passavant (see Bibliographic References) noted that the lithographs in this publication, made from drawings by Nicola Consoni (1814-84) of the frescoes, were made 'in the manner of woodcuts'.
  • Creator(s)

    Ludwig Grüner (1801-82) (designer)

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

    Nicola Consoni (1814-84) (draughtsman)

    J Aresti (active 19th century) (printer)

  • 43.6 x 54.8 cm (sheet of paper)


  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1866-76)
  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    fig.71 (Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985)

    pl.129, p.171 (Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008)