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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

The Emperor Costantine's Donation c.1655-90

Etching | 10.7 x 13.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852799

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An etching after one of the compositions frescoed in monochrome in the window-embrasures of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Lettered with artists' names, publishing line and title. This is the left-hand fragment of a wider etching also reproducing The Judgment of Zaleucus, a composition allegedly painted in the window-embrasure of the Stanza della Segnatura. The right-hand fragment, lettered with artists' names, can be found at RCIN 852663.

Published in Picturae omniumque bonarium Artium Cultori eximio..., a series of 15 plates (including title-page with dedication to Nicolò Simonelli) reproducing monochromes supposedly designed by Raphael for the Vatican stanze and the Sistine Chapel tapestries. The plates were etched by Pietro Santi Bartoli and the series was published in Rome by Gian Giacomo de Rossi. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

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

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (designer)

    Constantine I, The Great (272-337 AD)
  • 10.7 x 13.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Donatio Constantini

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza d'Eliodoro [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.206 H.13

    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.59, no.VI.5 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.393, no. F 7.1.2