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RAPHAEL SANZIO da Urbino and others.

Loggie de Rafaele nel Vaticano.

Stock Code
101658
Rome, Marco Pagliarini, 1772
£37,500

Beautiful plates, scarce with vibrant original hand-colour a complete set of pilasters from the first part of the 'Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano' series.

From the first series of Camporesi's spectacular series of decorative engravings of Raphael's Loggie, consisting of 13 bays in the Pope's private apartments, beautifully decorated by Bramante and, upon his death in 1514, finished by Raphael and his pupil Giovanni da Udine until 1519.

Loggie de Raphaele nel Vaticano was a work commissioned by Pope Clement XIII, at the bidding of Catherine the Great, to portray one of the best kept secrets of the Renaissance. The plates depict the pilaster frescoes, in stucco relief, of the doorways and windows. They are renowned for their highly stylised portrayal of Classical and Biblical scenes and figures. The fanciful 'grotesqueness' of Raphael's and mainly da Udine's designs show how much they were inspired by the recently discovered Golden House

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Description

Set of 14 copper engraved plates, with beautiful contemporary hand colour (each 18 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches approx.), drawn by Gaetano Savorelli and Pietro Camporesi, engraved by J. Ottaviani.

Bibliography

Brunet IV, 1110; Berlin Kat 4068 & 4066; RIBA (Early printed books), 2710; Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello (1985) Ottaviano 2-15; Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten (Coburg 1984) p.104 & no.245.

Stock ID:101658

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