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

Giovanni Buonafede (b. 1816)

The Sea Victory at Ostia [from the Stanza dell'Incendio] c.1836-74

Engraving | 68.4 x 86.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852845

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A print reproducing the fresco of The Victory at Ostia painted on the east wall of the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican. Lettered with artists' and printer's names below image. With coat of arms at lower centre, and head of a man at lower right (detail from the fresco). State without dedication and publishing line. Annotated in pencil on both sides. Not in Ruland (1876). Described as from Pietro de Brognoli's series of prints after Raphael's Stanze frescoes and Sistine Chapel tapestries dated 1874 (Höper 2001).

The fresco is now generally thought to have been designed by Raphael, but his direct involvement in the execution (dated c.1514-15) is subject of much debate.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Buonafede (b. 1816) (engraver)

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

    Luigi Garelli (active c. 1874) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Pope Leo IV (r.847-855)
  • annotation: p. 210. 3a [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: IV. 3a [front, lower right, in pencil]
    annotation: Pf. 29. IV. 3a [back, lower right, in pencil]
  • 68.4 x 86.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    51.5 x 72.9 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • 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.3a(add)

    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.57, no.II.4 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 pp.412-13, no.F 16.5