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

After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536)

The infant Moses found by the river c.1853-76

Albumen print | 23.2 x 28.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853514

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A photograph of a drawing in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv.no.DYCE185), attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni. The drawing is the design for the fresco The infant Moses found by the river painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the eighth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican.

There is a long inscription on the verso of the original drawing in the hand of A.M. Zanetti which gives the drawing's early provenance.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Moses(OT)
  • annotation: [T?] the Ra[r?]e C. Dyce's drawing [T?] / photograph [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 23.2 x 28.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.220 B.XXIX.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Ward-Jackson 1979 : Ward Jackson, P. Italian Drawings \ Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogues, 1979 no.245

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.222, fig.95