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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


The Coronation of Charlemagne [from the Stanza dell'Incendio]


Engraving | 68.1 x 86.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852809

A print reproducing the fresco of 'The Coronation of Charlemagne', painted by Raphael and his workshop in c.1516-17 in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican. Lettered with artists' and printer's names below image. With coat of arms at lower centre, and head of a man at lower right (detail from the fresco). State without dedication and publishing line. Annotated in pencil on both sides. Not in Ruland (1876). Described as from Pietro de Brognoli's series of prints after Raphael's Stanze frescoes and Sistine Chapel tapestries dated 1874 (Höper 2001).
  • Creator(s)

    Alessandro Porretti (b. 1838) (engraver)

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

    Achille Ansiglioni (active c. 1858) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

  • p. 207. II. 3a.


  • 68.1 x 86.8 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Public life
          • Coronations
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • St. Peter's Basilica [Vatican City]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza dell'Incendio [Vatican Palace]
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.57, no.III.2 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini) (Raphael Invenit 1985 : Bernini Pezzini, G. et al., 1985. Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome)

    p.413, no. F.18.2 (Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001)