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SANZIO URBINO, Raffaello (inventor) & CHAPRON, Nicolas (dibujante y grabador)
Sacræ Historiæ Acta a Raphaele Urbini Vaticanis Xystis ad picturæ miraculum expressa Nicolaus Chapron gallus a se delineata et incisa.
Roma: Pierre Mariette, 1649. Roma, Pierre Marierre, 1646. Large folio (445 x 324)mm. Engravings: (265 x 310)mm. aprox. Engraved frontispiece, engraved cover and 52 engraved plates by Chapron after Rafael. Nineteenth century half calf, title gilt stamped on front cover. First edition of these magnificent engravings illustrating the murals made by Raphael for the walls of the Vatican, drawn and engraved by Chapron. The work comprises engraved frontispiece, engraved cover and 52 engraved plates representing the "Rooms of Rafael", four rooms located on the second floor of the Apostolic Palace (Vatican City) with frescoes by the Italian Renaissance painter Rafael Sanzio de Urbino (1483 -1520) and his disciples between 1508 and 1524. The names of the main disciples and collaborators of Raphael are known in this and other works: Giulio Romano, Giovanni da Udine, Gianfrancesco Penni and Perin del Vaga. Together with the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, the work of Michelangelo, they constitute the cycle of frescoes that mark the High Renaissance in Rome. The drawings illustrate scenes from the Old Testament, except for the last four that illustrate the life of Jesus. The plates are drawn and engraved by Nicolas Chapron (1612-1656), a French painter and printmaker who was part of the current called Atticism. It is said that he made this series on the frescoes of Raphael at the request of Poussin, whom he had accompanied to Rome in 1642, responding to a suggestion of the King of France. These prints served as learning and example to French artists who could not travel to Rome to study … [Click Below for Full Description]
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