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

J Stuart

The infant Moses found by the river dated 1747

Facsimile reproduction of an etching | 22.6 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853513

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A facsimile reproduction after an etching by J. Stuart, which he had made from a drawing then in the collection of Cardinal Valenti in Rome. The Valenti drawing is now in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin (see RCIN 853512), where it is considered a copy after a drawing now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni. The drawing by Penni 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. Lettered with production details and an inscription both attributing the drawing to Raphael and detailing the ownership of the drawing by Valenti.

Passavant (see Bibliographic References) referenced this drawing as the original design for the fresco, and confused it with the drawing then (1839) held by Samuel Woodburn as part of the Thomas Lawrence estate (that now in the V&A).
  • Creator(s)

    J Stuart (printmaker)

    After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 22.6 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Disegno di Rafaelle d'Urbino della raccolta del Cardinale Valenti

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

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

    Ruland p.220 B.XXIX.7

    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.75, no.I.19 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)