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Alexandre Collette (1814-76)

The pilaster to the left of the first bay of the Raphael Loggia published 1860

Chromolithograph | 115.0 x 47.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853710

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A chromolithograph by Alexandre-Désiré Collette reproducing the decoration of the interior pier and half-pilaster to the left of the first bay of the Loggia and the exterior pilaster of the thirteenth bay, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. Lettered at bottom with publication details and creators' names. On two sheets of joined paper.

According to Ruland (1876), this chromolithograph and another reproducing the pilaster between the first and second bays of the Loggia (RCIN 853711) were published in Paris in 1860 and edited by J. de Filippi. The representation of the pilaster and other architectural elements of the Loggia here is identical to that published by Giovanni Ottaviani and Giovanni Volpato in their publication Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (1772-7), which was presumably the source copied in the production of this chromolithograph. See RCIN 853703.q for the print by Ottaviani.
  • Creator(s)

    Alexandre Collette (1814-76) (lithographer)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    M Ferrari (19C) (copyist)

  • 115.0 x 47.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesques
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
          • Garlands
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Carnivorous mammals
              • Felines
                • Lions
    • People
      • Goddesses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.230 B.40

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135