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

Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri (c. 1525-1601)

Moses presents the Tablets of the Law dated 1773

Engraving | 26.9 x 43.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853559

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A print by Giovanni Battista de'Cavalieri generally thought to reproduce, in reverse, a drawing in the Louvre ( which itself is considered a copy after a lost modello (by either Raphael or Giovanni Francesco Penni) for 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 scriptural reference (Exodus 33), attribution of the composition to Raphael, the engraver's signature and publication details. Reprint by Carlo Losi, dated 1773.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri (c. 1525-1601) (engraver)

    After Anonymous (artist)

    Rome : Antoine Lafréry (printer)

    Carlo Losi (active c. 1757-1805) (printer)

  • annotation: Top / T156; 156 [verso, centre; bottom left, in ink]
  • 26.9 x 43.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    26.1 x 43.3 cm (platemark)

  • 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.5

    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.75, no.I.23 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p.429, no.707

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.222, fig.96