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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


The Emperor Augustus Prevents the Burning of Virgil's Aeneid

published 1830

Etching | 11.2 x 16.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852522

An outline-etching reproducing the composition of a small grisaille fresco painted beneath the Parnassus in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Lettered with title, artists' names and location of the work. Lettered at upper centre above image: K. Published in Montagnani, 'Illustrazione storico-pittorica con incisioni a contorni delle pitture nelle stanze vaticane di Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino', Rome 1830.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 11.2 x 16.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    14.3 cm (Width) (platemark)

  • Augusto che impedisce a Plauzio Tucca, e Vario (sic) Amici / di Virgilio il bruciamento dell'Eneide

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]