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Half-price Raphael pilaster fresco fronts 5 and 6.

Half-price Raphael pilaster fresco fronts 5 and 6.

by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino

Raphael Loggia Pilaster front frescoes 5 and 6 (Plate 4).

Beautiful classical antique prints after Raphael circa 1787, hand-coloured with gouache and watercolour. Original copperplate engraving by S.M., depicting a pair of pilasters (Pillars) illustrating the superb frescoes decorating the private Loggia of the Vatican in Rome, as devised by the celebrated Renaissance artist, Raffaello Santi da Urbino (1483-1520.

Raphael Vatican artwork. One engraving of a pair of Raphael pilaster frescos for the Loggia of the private residence at the Vatican, published in Rome circa 1787 by Niccola de Antoni for Logge del Vaticano (Loggi of the Vatican). The pillars and arches of the Loggia were painted by Raphael and his assistants during the last two years of Raphael's life. Pairs of Pilasters were re-engraved, half the size of the grand single pilasters published in Rome c1772-1777 for Delle Loggie di Raffaello nel Vaticano (Of the Loggia by Raphael at the Vatican).

The picture does not do justice to this exquisite engraved and hand-coloured antique print of Raphael's Vatican Loggia fresco. (It is a shame that the centre of the page is damaged, but once framed it will not be obvious.) Size of folio sheet: 14.5 x 19 inches or 37 x 50 cm.

Stock Number: apRaphael5-6sPrice: $660.00

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