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Greatly-reduced: Raphael Vatican pilaster frescoes. 18thC engraving c1787.

Greatly-reduced: Raphael Vatican pilaster frescoes. 18thC engraving c1787.

by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino

18th century antique print of Raphael Loggia pilasters 5 and 6 (Plate 4).

Beautiful classical antique prints of Raphael Pilaster frescos at the Vatican private residence. Published circa 1787 by Niccola de Antoni for Logge del Vaticano (Loggia of the Vatican), this is a finely engraved original copperplate engraving of a pair of frescos, with later superb gouache hand-colour.

During the last two years of his life the celebrated Renaissance artist, Raffaello Sanzi da Urbino (1483-1520), and his assistants, painted Raphael's fresco designs on the pilasters and arches of the Loggia to the private residence at the Vatican. This series of pairs of pilasters were 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).

(Other pairs of pilasters, and the original larger size engraved 10 years earlier c1777, are available under Antique Prints>Classical Antique Design>Wall/Ceiling Frescos..) The picture does not do justice to this exquisitely engraved and hand-coloured antique print of Raphael's Vatican Loggia fresco.

(This engraving is discounted because of the repair to the centre of the page, but the engraving is so beautiful that it is hardly noticeable. If you would like further pictures please contact us.) Size of (hand-made) page is 37 x 50 cm (14.5 x 19 inches).

Stock Number: apRaphael5-6sPrice: $395.00