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

Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700)

The stucchi of the Raphael Loggia c.1670-7

Etching | RCIN 853715

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A series of 46 etchings by Pietro Santi Bartoli reproducing the stucco decorations of the arcades and vaults of the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19), in the Vatican.

This series is dedicated to Bartoli's patron Cardinal Camillo Maximo, who was appointed Cardinal in 1670 and died in 1677. Pietro Santi Bartoli published another series of etchings after works in the Loggia - the Imagines veteris ac novi Testamenti in Vaticani Palatii, 1675, which reproduced the now largely destroyed frescoes of the basamento (see RCINs 853648, 853651, 853655, 853660, 853663, 853664, 853672, 853675, 853686, 853692 and 853696).

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Loggia - see Dacos 2008 (Bibliographic References) for more information - is strongly influenced by the antique; Raphael had studied antique sculpture and painting in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
    • People
      • Goddesses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.230 B.45-87

    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 pp.108-10, XVII, nos 1-43 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodino)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 pp.466-70, G.19.1-28

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135