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

Nicola Moneta (1807-84)

The four rectangular panels painted on the vault of the Stanza della Segnatura c.1827-74

Engraving with etching | 67.5 x 87.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852611

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A print reproducing the four rectangular panels painted in the corners of the vault of the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Lettered with artists' names. With coat of arms at lower centre and publishing line at lower left. State without dedication. The head of the winged putto holding a book standing on a cloud to the left of the figure of Astronomy (lower right image) is reproduced in reverse in the lower right corner. Annotated in pencil on both sides. Not listed in Ruland (1876). Possibly from Pietro de Brognoli's series of prints after Raphael's Stanze frescoes and Sistine Chapel tapestries, dated 1874.

The four rectangular panels represent (starting from top right and going closkwise) The Fall, the personification of Astronomy, Apollo and Marsyas, and the Judgement of Solomon.
  • Creator(s)

    Nicola Moneta (1807-84) (engraver)

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

    Luigi Garelli (active c. 1874) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

  • annotation: K.4 [front, lower right corner, in pencil]
    annotation: S. Segnatura . p.195. 4. [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: Pf 27. K. 4. [back, lower right corner, in pencil]
  • 67.5 x 87.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    57.3 x 54.5 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-Ceiling
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Astronomy
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.195 F.4(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.392, no.F 6.19