Italy, Rome, Vatican, Disputation of the Holy Sacrament, Raffael
Disputation of the Holy Sacrament - La Disputa del Sacramento - Disput über die Eucharistie
This was the first of a series of wall frescos, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, more colloquially known simply as Raphael (1483-1520), painted in the library / study of Pope Julius II. called "Stanza della Segnatura". Raphael brings together and harmonizes the worldly and the spiritual in a veritable adoration of the Holy Sacrament.
Type of print: Copper etching
Color: Hand coloring heightened with eggwhite
Engraver: Giuseppe Mochetti
Painter: Raphael (1483-1520)
Lettering: Upper left and upper right: Raphael Santius Pinx - In Aedibus Vaticanis
Below image: Pio Septimo Pontifici Opt. Maximo. Haeredes Franzetti D.D.D.
The series of copper etchings was commissioned by Pope Pius VII (1742-1823)
Published: Rome, ca. 1820
La Disputa is one of three major fresco paintings in "Stanza della Segnatura". The other ones: "School of Athens" and "Parnassus".
Condition: The superb hand coloring is EXACTLY corresponding to the original fresco painting by Raphael. This distinguishes the engraving profoundly from modern hand coloring done by colorists often without regard to the original. The hand coloring moreover is extremely professionally executed. It is highlighted with eggwhite for it's stunning appearance. The image is flawless. Margins are wide on all sides. Only in margins are minor traces of age. In general: The condition of this print may be considered as being Very Good!
Image: 35 x 49,5 cm (ca.13.8 x 19.5")
Plate mark: 40 x 52,5 cm (ca. 15.7 x 20.7")
Sheet: 50 x 62 cm (19.7 x 24.5")