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Monogrammist A.P. (active 1555)

Pilaster decorations in the Loggia dated 1555

Etching | 42.4 x 17.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853733

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

Three other etchings thought to reproduce decorative features from the loggia by this printmaker are also known; see RCINs 853729, 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)

  • annotation: Pil XI [verso, centre; , in ink]
  • 42.4 x 17.0 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Rodents
              • Porcupines
          • Birds
      • Botany
        • General botany
          • Leaves
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Poultry
            • Turkeys (birds)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.232 B.125

    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