Paulus praedicans in Areopago.Stans autem...eo sunt. Act. Apost. Cap. XVIII. Exemplar asservatur in Palatio Mag. Brit. Reg. dicto Hampton Court Long. ped. 14. pol. 7. Alt. ped. 11. pol. 4.
[n.d., first published c.1720.]
Engraving, 520 x 620mm. 20½ x 24½". Worcester Royal Porcelain Works label to upper left corner, with their stamp to title area.
The Apostle St. Paul (c.0010 - c.0065) preaching passionately and expressively in the Areopagus in Athens, while a crowd gathers to listen to him. At left a round temple can be seen among the buildings of the city. Eighth plate from a series of eight reproducing the cartoons executed by Raphael (1483 - 1520) for a series of tapestries for the Sistine Chapel. They were commissioned by Pope Leo X in 1515 - 1518. Bought by Charles I, the cartoons were placed in Hampton Court Palace in 1699 and are now at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Nicolas Dorigny (1658 - 1746) went to England and engraved the cartoons between 1711-1719, a work for which he was knighted in 1720.
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