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Author
RAPHAEL, Sanzio d'Urbino.
Title
[Loggia de Rafaele nel Vaticano.]
Published
Rome: 1772-1777.
Description
FIRST STATE printed in Rome between 1772 and 1777 of the beautifully coloured engravings in truly sumptuous contemporary colours. 2 parts in 1 large oblong folio volume (tiny restoration in the margins). 'Delle logie di Rafaele nel Vaticano' : After Raphael; Plates by Ottaviani after C. Savorelli and P. Camporesi and J. Volpato after L. Teseo. Modern red morocco decorated with a large gilt rocaille decorated spine. Gilt fillet to boards. All edges gilt. Some minor rubbing and wear to extremities otherwise A SUMPTUOUS COLLECTION OF THE RAPHAEL PANELS IN THE VATICAN. Engraved copperplates coloured in guache after the original frescoes in the Vatican. They reproduce Old Testament ceiling paintings designed by Raphael.

Coloured plates in order:

1. He divided the light from the darkness.
2. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures, together with fruit, flowers and tendrils etc.
3. Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel.
4. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures, together with fruit, flowers and tendrils etc.
5. The Building of Noah's Ark.
6. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures, together with fruit, flowers and tendrils etc.
7. Angels appear to Abraham.
8. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
9. The Lord appears to Isaac.
10. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures, together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
11. Jacobs Ladder.
12. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals, figures, together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
13. Joseph and his brothers.
14. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
15. Moses is found.
16. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
17. Moses descends from Mount Sinai.
18. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
19. The destruction of the Walls of Jericho.
20. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
21. The Last Supper.
22. Ornate pilaster of various allegorical animals and figures together with fruit, flowers and tendrils.
References
Alphabetischer Katalog der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Berlin 4066, 4068.
Hand coloured plates
22
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
18th Century & earlier, Architecture/Mansions, Art, Italy, Religious/Christian
Value
$25,001-100,000
Stock ID
1376