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Superbly framed Raphael Loggia Arch classical fresco design, c1776.

Superbly framed Raphael Loggia Arch classical fresco design, c1776.

by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

Discumbentibus, et edentibus Discipules, dixit Jesus... antique print. A fresco with a religious theme for the Vatican, with Raphael illustrating The Last Supper, after Jesus said that one of his twelve disciples would betray him.

Garlands of fruit and flowers, and friezes with gods, graces, and mythical beasts decorate this wonderful fresco, devised by Rafaello Santi da Urbino (1483-1520) and painted during 1518 and 1519 - as commissioned for a Vatican Loggia Arch.

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). Commissioned to record the frescoes of Raphael at the Vatican, it was published in Rome between 1772 and 1776 by order of Pope Clement XIV (with later stunning gouache colour).

This superb arch is at the same time strikingly dramatic yet classically elegant - with beautiful specially designed intricately-carved gilt frames. We have two 18th century Raphael Loggia arches available - in fine condition, framed identically. Image size is approximately 330 x 565 mm (13 x 22.5 inches). External measurement of the superb frame is 55 x 79cm (21.5 x 31 inches). These pictures do not do justice to the exquisite engraving and colour of these beautiful works.

(If bought from this website there would be an additional charge for shipment of framed artwork, depending on destination and shipment method, as quoted shipment charge is for local delivery.)

Stock Number: apRaphArch2frPrice: $2,500.00