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

After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536)

The sacrifice of Isaac c.1853-76

Salted paper print | 14.2 x 33.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853661

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A photograph of a drawing in the Royal Library, Windsor (RCIN 912730) thought to be after a drawing by Giovanni Francesco Penni for the now almost entirely destroyed fresco The sacrifice of Isaac painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the basamento of the fourth bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican.

According to Dacos (see Bibliographic References), the basamento paintings of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican were executed in grisaille and imitated bronze reliefs.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Isaac (OT)
    Abraham(OT)
  • annotation: LVI 2 [verso, top, in ink]
  • 14.2 x 33.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.227 B.LVI.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London no.973

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 p.192, fig.52