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Monogrammist A.P. (active 1555)

Pilaster decorations in the Loggia dated 1555

Etching | 42.7 x 16.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853729

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An etching by the monogrammist A.P. reproducing a detail of the decoration of the pilaster between the fifth and sixth bays of the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. Dated at top left; printmaker's monogramme (Nagler I, no.1101) at top right. Trimmed within platemark. On watermarked paper (similar to Briquet 6299). Annotated on verso.

Three other etchings thought to reproduce decorative features from the loggia by this printmaker are also known; see RCINs 853733, 853738 and 853739.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Logge - see Dacos 2008 (Bibliographic References) for more information - is strongly influenced by the antique; Raphael had studied antique sculpture and painting in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    Monogrammist A.P. (active 1555) (etcher)

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

  • watermark: Crossed arrows surmounted by a star [central, Similar to Briquet 6299]
    annotation: 118; B XV 509 [illegible] / [illegible text] / A P [verso, centre; verso, along bottom, in red ink; in dark ink]
  • 42.7 x 16.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesques
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
          • Garlands
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
            • Carnivorous mammals
              • Felines
                • Lions
          • Mythical creatures
            • Unicorns
            • Griffins (mythical creatures)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.231 B.119

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135