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

Giovanni Petrini (b. c. 1750)

The division of the lands published 1790

Engraving | 26.0 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853581

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An engraving by Giovanni Petrini after the fresco The division of the lands painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the tenth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Lettered with attribution of the composition to Raphael and the signature of the printmaker. Numbered bottom right: XXXX. First state.

This engraving is from Pietro Montagnani's Picturae Peristyli Vaticani of 1790, for which a number of engravers reproduced the 52 frescoes in the loggia. The frescoes are framed by imagined decorative borders which do not correspond with the actual borders in the loggia.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Petrini (b. c. 1750) (engraver)

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

    Pietro Paolo Montagnani (active c. 1830) (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Joshua(OT)
  • 26.0 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.6 x 28.0 cm (platemark)

  • ELEAZAR SACERDOS ET JOSUE REX SORTE DIVIDUNT IN HAEREDIT ATEM / FILIIS ISRAEL UNIVERSAM TERRAM Iosue.C. XIIII.

  • 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.223 B.XL.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.96, no.IX.41 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.86

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pl.138, p.181