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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Moses receives the Tablets of the Law c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.6 x 24.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853543

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A photograph of a drawing in the Louvre, Paris (, which is squared up in black chalk and considered the modello by Raphael for the composition of the fresco Moses receives the Tablets of the Law painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the eighth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican.

Joannides (1983) considers this drawing the only surviving modello in Raphael's hand for the loggia; Dacos (2008; see Bibliographic References) attributes the drawing (and the major part of the execution of the fresco itself) to Perino del Vaga.
  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • annotation: 166 / Bottom [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 22.6 x 24.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

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

    Ruland p.222 B.XXXIII.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    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) no.698

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.231, no.389

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.212, pl.154