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God dividing light from darkness; his arms outstretched with head to right
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over black chalk, heightened with white, squared for transfer
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Height: 187 millimetres
Width: 202 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Pouncey and Gere listed two copies after this drawings - further examples include one from Sir Thomas Lawrence's collection with Galerie de Loës, Geneva ('Dessins Anciens', 2001, no. 1); formerly in Rudolph S. Joseph's collection (mentioned in annotated version of Raphael BM catalogue); and one in the Basle Printroom (Bi 393.9; mentioned by Falk).
Lit: P. Pouncey and J.A. Gere, 'Italian drawings in the BM, Raphael and his Circle', London, 1962, I, no. 64, II, pl. 58 (with previous literature); K. Oberhuber, 'Raphaels Zeichnungen', IX, Berlin, 1972, no. 455; T. Falk, 'An unknown eighteenth-century collector' in D. Dethloff (ed.), 'Drawings: Masters and Methods Raphael to Redon', London, 1992, no. 10, p. 193, fig. 9; B. Py, 'Everhard Jabach Collectionneur (1618-1695), Les Dessins de l'Inventaire de 1695', Paris, 2001, no. 3, pp. 30-1
Pouncey & Gere 1962
Although Giuliesque and Perinesque features can he seen in some of the scenes on the Logge vault, we find unconvincing the stylistic arguments which have heen brought against Raphael's traditional responsibility for the design of the whole. Vasari emphasizes that Giulio and Ferino, to whom he gives specific frescoes, worked on Raphael's 'disegni'. The most likely explanation of the Logge 'modelli' is that they were to serve as basis for the full-sized cartoons.
Neither Passavant (ii, p. 534, a) nor Crowe and Cavalcaselle (ii, p. 501) knew 1900,0824.109. They describe as the original another drawing, then in the collection of the Marchese Ranghiasci-Brancaleoni at Gubbio; but this, as is clear from the photograph at Windsor (Ruland, p. 212, i, no. 5), is a coarse copy, probably of 1900,0824.109 rather than the fresco. Crowe and Cavalcaselle attributed it to Giulio, or to Penni working under Giulio's direction. Another copy, from the Lawrence and King of Holland Collections, was subsequently in the collection of the Grand-Duke of Saxe-Weimar (Braun 79641). Freedberg gives 1900,0824.109 to Penni.
Literature: Ruland, p. 212, i, no. 6; Freedberg, p. 414.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001 May-July, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Raphael and the Aftermath
2008/9 Oct-Jan, Co. Durham, Bowes Museum, Faith and Love...
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- Acquisition notes
- Inscribed in pencil on recto by H. Vaughan: "H.V."
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