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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


Solomon builds the Temple

published 1649

Etching | 25.4 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853621

A print after the fresco 'Solomon builds the Temple' painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the twelfth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with Bible quote in Latin (Kings 3) and attribution of the composition to Raphael. Signed with the engraver's monogram at lower right (see Nagler, IV, no.2360). Numbered on plate at lower right: 48. On watermarked paper. Trimmed to platemark. Not included in Ruland (1876).

This print is from a series which was first issued in 'Sacrae Historiae Acta a Raphael Urbin in Vaticanis xystis ad picturae miraculum expressa', Rome, 1649.
  • Creator(s)

    Nicolas Chaperon (1612-c.1656) (etcher)

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

  • The letters CATINAVD; four-leaf clover

  • 25.4 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Prœcepit Rex Salomon, ut tollerent lapides grandes, lapides preciosus / in fundamentum Templi, et quadrarent èos.Reg.III.C.V.

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)
  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.88, no.VI.49 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino) (Raphael Invenit 1985 : Bernini Pezzini, G. et al., 1985. Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome)

    p.449, G16.50 (Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001)

    fig.100 (Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985)

    pl.145, p.188 (Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008)