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

Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803)

The Disputa c.1775-93

Engraving with etching | 63.5 x 83.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852372

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A print reproducing the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament) painted by Raphael around 1508-09 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Lettered with production details and dedication to Pope Pius VI (r.1775-99). Stamped with black ink doublette stamp in the lower right corner. Annotated in pencil on the back. Not in Ruland (1876).

Plate 2 from a series of 8 reproducing Raphael's Stanze frescoes, including the School of Athens (RCIN 852524.a), the Parnassus (RCIN 852458), the Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple (RCINs 852671.a, 852672), the Meeting between Leo the Great and Attila (RCIN 852716, 852715.a), the Fire of Borgo (RCIN 852817.a) and the Miracle of the Mass at Bolsena (RCIN 852703.a). The series was produced between around 1779 and 1784. The present engraving has been described as presented to Pope Pius IV in 1779, together with the engraving of the School of Athens. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) (engraver)

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

    Giuseppe Cades (1750-99) (designer)

    Pope Pius VI (1717-99) (dedicatee)

    Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) (dedicator)

  • annotation: Pf 24. B 1a [back, lower left centre, in pencil]
  • 63.5 x 83.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    56.9 x 74.3 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Disputa
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.179 B.1c(add)

    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.34, no.I.5 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)