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

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580)

The Disembarkation from the Ark dated 1544

Engraving | 29.9 x 38.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853399

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A reversed engraving after the fresco of The Disembarkation from the Ark painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the third bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. First state. Signed and dated with artist's name and attribution to Raphael on a stone at lower centre. On watermarked paper (unidentified).

The print differs significantly from the fresco, especially the figures of Noah's family.
  • Creator(s)

    Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

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

  • watermark: Circle with two parallel vertical lines running through? [left]
  • 29.9 x 38.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.215 B.XI.4

    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.72, I.4 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.33

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.109, p.149