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

Cornelius Bos (c. 1510-before 1566)

The adoration of the golden calf dated 1551

Engraving | 15.8 x 20.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853548

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An engraving reproducing, with some differences, the fresco The adoration of the golden calf painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the ninth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with the name of the engraver, the date and the attribution of the composition to Raphael. Also lettered with the scriptural reference (Exodus 32). On watermarked paper. Trimmed to image.
  • Creator(s)

    Cornelius Bos (c. 1510-before 1566) (engraver)

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

  • annotation: 6 [verso, centre, in ink]
    watermark: [indiscernible] [right]
  • 15.8 x 20.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.222 B.XXXIV.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Hollstein : Hollstein, F.W.H., 1949. Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700. 32 vols, Amsterdam III, p.121, no.23.

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.111, no.XVIII.6 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.77

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.132, p.175