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

Etienne Baudet (1636-1711)

Set of five prints supposedly after frescoes in the window embrasures of Raphael's Stanze c.1658-1705

Etching with engraving | RCIN 852661

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A set of five prints said to reproduce frescoes painted in the window embrasures of Raphael's Stanze in the Vatican. From a series of six numbered plates (including title-page) engraved by Etienne Baudet (1638-1711) and published by Drevet in Paris, entitled Divers ornements de Raphaël peints aux embrasures des fenêtres du Vatican.

Each print reproduces a panel decorated with a central narrative scene surrounded by grotesques, mythological creatures, animals and human figures. According to Passavant (1860), the central scenes depict: A Woman led before a Tribunal (a), The Annunciation (b), The Judgement of Paris (c), Christ Appearing to St Peter (d), A Tribunal (e). Passavant expressed doubts about the authenticity of the compositions which he found difficult to establish. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Etienne Baudet (1636-1711) (printmaker)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    P Drevet : Rue St Iacques a l'annonciation, Paris (publisher)

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Window Embrasures
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesques
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.197 H.1-6