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

Marie-Amélie Coiny (active 1800)

Two nymphs dancing in a portico c.1800

Etching with engraving | 16.0 x 13.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853718

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An etching by Marie-Amélie Coiny copying, in reverse, a print by Pietro Santi Bartoli which reproduces stucco decoration in the vault of the seventh bay of the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19), in the Vatican. Lettered with attribution of the designs of the stucchi to Raphael at bottom left and signed by the printmaker at bottom right. Trimmed on all sides. One of a group of six prints by Coiny included in the Raphael Collection after the loggia stucchi.

For the series of prints by Pietro Santi Bartoli, c.1670-77, see RCIN 853715.a-aq.

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)

    Marie-Amélie Coiny (active 1800) (printmaker)

    After Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

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

  • 16.0 x 13.5 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Nymphs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.230 B.108

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    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