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

Cherubino Alberti (1553-1615)

Two young tritons dated 1579

Engraving | 16.5 x 10.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853741

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A print by Cherubino Alberto depicting two young tritons which is believed to reproduce a now lost part of the decoration on an exterior pilaster of the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. Lettered along bottom with attribution of the composition to Raphael; printmaker's monogram (Nagler, vol.1, no.208) and date (trimmed) at bottom right. Trimmed within platemark. Annotated on verso.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Logge - 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)

    Cherubino Alberti (1553-1615) (engraver)

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

  • 16.5 x 10.3 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
        • Grotesques
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Triton (myth)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Shells (animal)
            • Conch Shells
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.232 B.132

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.433, G 12.1

    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