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

Anton Maria Zanetti the Elder (1680-1767)

Noah's Sacrifice dated 1740

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in grey | 21.8 x 27.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853407

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A chiaroscuro woodcut after a drawing in the Albertina, Vienna (RCIN 853406), reproducing Noah's Sacrifice painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the third bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Signed with printmaker's name at lower right and inscribed at lower left: Ex Raphaelij Urbinatis Schede, que in Aedibus Crosatis extat.

Zanetti revived the chiaroscuro woodcut, a prevalent technique of sixteenth-century Italian printmaking. Zanetti published a collection of chiaroscuro woodcuts, primarily after works by Parmigianino, but also including some after Raphael, in the late 1720s under the title Diversarum Iconum and again in a third edition of 1749 with the title 'Raccolta di varie stampe...'. See RCINs 853424, 853429, 853437, 853457 and 853471 for other chiaroscuro woodcuts by Zanetti after Loggia frescoes.
  • Creator(s)

    Anton Maria Zanetti the Elder (1680-1767) (lithographer)

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

    After Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (designer)

  • 21.8 x 27.8 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.215 B.XII.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Weigel 1865 : Weigel, R., 1865. Die Werke der maler in ihren Hand zeichnungen, 2 vols, Leipzig. vol.II, p.533, no.6349