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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

The Annunciation c.1655-90

Etching | 16.7 x 31.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852796

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An etching after a composition generally thought to have been frescoed in monochrome on the window-embrasures of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican; reproduced in reverse. Lettered with artists' names and publishing line. Bible quote along the lower margin (Luke 1:28).

Published in Picturae omniumque bonarium Artium Cultori eximio..., a series of 15 plates (including title-page with dedication to Nicolò Simonelli) reproducing monochromes supposedly designed by Raphael for the Vatican stanze and the Sistine Chapel tapestries. The plates were etched by Pietro Santi Bartoli and the series was published in Rome by Gian Giacomo de Rossi. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (1627-91) (publisher)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
    Archangel Gabriel
  • 16.7 x 31.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    10.4 x 27.0 cm (platemark)

  • Et ingressus Angelus ad eam dixit. Aue Gratia plena Dominus tecum benedicta tu in mulieribus. Luc. Cap. I

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of the Virgin Mary
            • Annunciation
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza d'Eliodoro [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.206 H.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.59, no.VI.10 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 pp.395-6, no.F 7.1.11