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

Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri (c. 1525-1601)

The Disembarkation from the Ark c.1545-91

Engraving | 35.3 x 45.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853400

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A reversed engraving by Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri 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. Lettered with attribution to Raphael on a tablet at lower centre below which are the creator's details. Lettered with text and dedication in Italian below image. On watermarked paper (unidentifiable).

The engraving is similar in composition to the engraving of the same subject by Giulio Bonasone (RCIN 853399). Vasari identified Pier Gentile Pamphili as the author of the eight-line stanza below the image (see Bibliographic References).
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri (c. 1525-1601) (engraver)

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

    Antonio Chiappolini (active c. 1545-91) (dedicatee)

  • watermark: Possibly an ornate vase? [right hand side]
  • 35.3 x 45.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    32.6 x 41.3 cm (platemark)

  • Escon de l'arca tutti in compagnia / Glianimai [sic] ogni spetie, insieme uniti / Doue Noè il buon uecchio haueua pria / Le femine raccolte e ilor mariti: / Quando il gran Re de l'alta monarchia / Volle del mondo allagar tutti i liti / Hor allegri et gioiosi al loro uscire / Vengono il mondo uoto a riempire. / Al Molto Mag:co Sig:re mio Pron' Il Antonio Chiappolini da fossombrone Piergentile Panfilij D D.

  • 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.215 B.XI.5

    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.5 (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