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

Previously attributed to the school of Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

The Sea Victory at Ostia c.1515-50

Engraving | 38.0 x 52.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852847

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An anonymous engraving reproducing (in reverse) the composition of the fresco of The Victory at Ostia, painted in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican in c.1514-15 after designs by Raphael. Lettered on the flag flying above the tower: SPQR (in reverse). Mounted on a backing sheet with pencil annotations. Not in Ruland (1876). Another impression can be found at RCIN 852846.

Bartsch catalogued this engraving as by the School of Marcantonio Raimondi, and described it as made in a manner close to Marco Dente. As the engraving differs from the fresco in several details, it has been suggested that a preparatory drawing for the fresco may have been used as direct source for the engraving. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Previously attributed to the school of Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

    Pope Leo IV (r.847-855)
  • annotation: 299- [backing sheet, front, upper right, in pencil]
    annotation: Pf 29. 29. IV. 4a (dupl) [backing sheet, back, lower left, in pencil]
  • 38.0 x 52.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    49.6 x 63.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Ostia [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza dell'Incendio [Vatican Palace]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • War operations
            • Battles
              • Sea battles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.210 B.IV.4a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 pp.411-12, no.F 16.1