[Christ and the Apostles.]
Twelve copper engravings. 210 x 145mm. 8¼ x 5¾". Some soiling, dirt stained. Trimmed and laid on separate album sheets and bound at the top with string.
Twelve plates (of 14) representing Christ and the Apostles, after Raphael and Published by De Wit and Antonio Salamanca. This is a copy in reverse engraved by Marcantonio. The preparatory drawings are held at Chatsworth. The designs were also replicated in fresco on the pilasters of the church of S. Vincenzo and Anastasio alle Tre Fontane in Rome, and have been linked by Harprath to the designs used for the silver statuettes commissioned c.1518 by Leo X for the altar of the Sistine Chapel; these have since been lost. The first of the series is that of Christ, the only one published by Antonio Salamanca. The Apostles included in this set are: Petrus, Andreas, Jacobus Major, Joannes, Thomas, Philippus, Bartholomeus, Matheus, Simon, Thadeus, and Mathias.
BM: V,5.62 [V,5.76]; V,5.63; V,5.65-V,5.74.
[Ref: 16757] £950.00