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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

The miraculous draught of fishes c.1665-90

Etching | 16.5 x 32.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852864

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An etching after one of the compositions frescoed in monochrome on the window-embrasures of the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican. Lettered with artists' names and publishing line. Bible quote along the lower margin (John 21).

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

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (designer)

    Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (1627-91) (publisher)

  • 16.5 x 32.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    11.4 x 28.6 cm (platemark)

  • Stetit Iesus in littore dixitq. Discipulis mittite in dexteram Nauigij rete et inuenietis Simon Petruscum audiuisset quia Dnus est / misit se in mare. Ioan. Cap.21

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Public Life of Christ
              • Christ Calling the Apostles
                • Christ-Miraculous Draught of Fishes
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • New Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.211 D.1

    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.11 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.395, no.F 7.1.4