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

John Alexander (active 1715-52)

The Sacrifice of Abraham [from the Stanza di Eliodoro] dated 1718

Engraving with etching | 28.4 x 47.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852753

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A print reproducing one of the four paintings on the ceiling of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Dated and lettered with artists' names. Bible quote along the lower margin (Genesis 22, XII).

The scene reproduced in this print shows the Bible story of The Sacrifice of Abraham; it is painted above the wall-painting of The Mass at Bolsena.
  • Creator(s)

    John Alexander (active 1715-52) (etcher)

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

    John Alexander (active 1715-52) (designer)

    Isaac (OT)
  • 28.4 x 47.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    27.5 x 46.5 cm (platemark)

  • Nunc cognovi quod times Deum. Gen: Cap: 22: Ver: 12.

  • 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.204 F.II.2

    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.5 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)