[Angle in the vault of the Sistine Chapel] Pio Septimo Pont. Opt. Max.Eleazar Mathan Michael Angelus Bonarotius pinxit in Sixtino Vaticano Sacello [in design] .
Venit Romae apud Montagnani - Mirabili ad Forum Pasquini [Rome, n.d., c.1800].
Engraving, laid on original album sheet, 405 x 585mm. 16 x 23". Some creasing; wide margins.
Two figures from the Hebrew Bible: Eleazar (Elazar) was the second Kohen Gadol (High Priest), succeeding his father Aaron. He was a nephew of Moses. Nathan (fl. c.1000 BC) was a court prophet who lived in the time of King David and Queen Bathsheba. Dedication to Pope Pius VII to lower margin. From a series of plates reproducing the famous frescos by Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo (1475 – 1564) in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Rome.
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