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

Nicola Ortis (1818-97)

Socle-paintings beneath 'The Fire in the Borgo' published 1876

Engraving | 48.0 x 60.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852857

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A print reproducing the figures painted in monochrome on the dado below the fresco of The Fire in Borgo in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican. Lettered with title and production details (including publishing date). Annotated in pencil on both sides. Not in Ruland (1876).

The crowned seated figures are two of the six Protectors of the Church painted along the dado of the Stanza; on the left is Godfrey de Bouillon, and on the right is Astolph of England. The figures are flanked by terms.
  • Creator(s)

    Nicola Ortis (1818-97) (engraver)

    Nicola Ortis (1818-97) (designer)

    Rome : Reale Calcografia (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Godfrey de Bouillon (c. 1060-1100)
    King Astolph of England
  • annotation: Pf. 29. ? [crossed out] V.1a [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: Insert page 210; 1a : Four engravings, representing the Protectors of the Church, together with the Caryatides; by Ortis, Moneta and Sangiorgi. [back, lower centre, in pencil]
  • 48.0 x 60.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.9 x 56.8 cm (platemark)

  • I RE ESISTENTI NELLE CAMERE VATICANE / Decorazione del Basamento nella Camera dell'Incendio di Borgo.

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Colleciton (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Architectural decoration & motifs
            • Herms & Terms
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza dell'Incendio [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.210 C.1a(add)