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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

The punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram published 1675

Etching | 7.0 x 23.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853686

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An etching by Pietro Santi Bartoli reproducing, in reverse, the almost entirely destroyed fresco The punishment of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the ninth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. Numbered at lower right: 10. Trimmed to image. Published in Imagines veteris ac novi Testamenti in Vaticani Palatii (1675).

According to Dacos (see Bibliographic References), the basamento paintings of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican were executed in grisaille and imitated bronze reliefs. There is no complete copy of this particular basamento fresco, as it was partially destroyed early in the sixteenth century when a door was cut into the wall. The subject of the fresco was not recognised by Ruland in his catalogue of the Raphael Collection (1876).
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

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

    Dathan (OT)
  • 7.0 x 23.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.229 B.LXI.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.112, no.XVIII.9 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 fig.80

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.194, fig.56