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

Sisto Badalocchio (1585-c. 1647)

Moses presents the Tablets of the Law published 1607

Etching | 13.2 x 17.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853558

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A print by Sisto Badalocchio reproducing, in reverse, the fresco Moses presents the Tablets of the Law painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the ninth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with the printmaker's monogramme. Trimmed within platemark. This etching is from the publication Historia del Testamento Vecchia of 1607.

The Historia del Testamento Vecchia reproduces all the frescoes in the loggia, with the etchings made by Sisto Badalocchio and Giovanni Lanfranco. The publication is dedicated to Annibale Carracci, with whom both Badalocchio and Lanfranco are said to have trained.
  • Creator(s)

    Sisto Badalocchio (1585-c. 1647) (etcher)

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

  • annotation: Bottom / 156 [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 13.2 x 17.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.222 B.XXXVI.4

    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.79, no.II.32 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.438, G13.35

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.79

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.134, p.179