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

Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536)

The Sacrifice of Abraham c. 1520

Engraving | 27.3 x 20.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852754

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An engraving the composition of which is related to one of the four ceiling paintings of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Signed with engraver's monogram at upper right.

Two existing drawings of this subject are closely related to the engraving; they are housed in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.219; in reverse) and at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles (inv. no.92.GB.37; attributed to Giulio Romano). For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536) (engraver)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Abraham(OT)
    Isaac (OT)
  • 27.3 x 20.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.204 F.II.3

    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.51, no.4 (entry by Stefania Massari)