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Superbly framed Cain and Abel, Raphael Vatican Arch. c1777

Superbly framed Cain and Abel, Raphael Vatican Arch. c1777

by Raphael Sanzio da Urbino

Raphael Arch original engraving. Vatican fresco antique print, c1777. Beautiful original engraving, superbly framed: Garlands of fruit and flowers, and friezes with gods, graces, and mythical beasts decorate a magnificent fresco, devised by Rafaello Sanzi da Urbino (1483-1520) and painted during 1518 and 1519 - as commissioned for the Vatican.  

This is an original copperplate engraving by the eminent Italian engraver Joannes Ottaviani (1735-1808), after a drawing by draughtsman and artist Gaetano Savorelli (fl.1750-1775) and architect Petrus Camporesi, for Le Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano (The Loggia by Raphael at the Vatican). From a wonderful series of engravings showing work by Raphael, it was published in Rome between 1772 and 1777 by order of Pope Clement XIII - with later stunning, meticulous hand-colour by gouache and watercolour.

We have 5 beautiful arches from this series. They are exceptional value with these beautiful specially designed intricately-carved gilt frames. Please email for shipment cost prior to payment. (For the quoted shipment charge we regret we can only deliver this framed engraving locally. For enquiry about shipment elsewhere please email us.) It is also available unframed (see below). 

Image size is approximately 330 x 570 mm (13 x 22.5 inches). External measurement of each frame is 545 x 790 mm (21.5 x 31 inches).

Stock Number: apRaph4fCPrice: $2,200.00