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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 | 37.9 x 52.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852846

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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). Inscribed in ink near the lower left corner: R. Lower left corner made up. Another impression can be found at RCIN 852847.

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)
  • 37.9 x 52.3 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • 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.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

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