Raphael Etching – The Water Rushing From The Rock
Original Engraving depicting Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino’s The Water Rushing from The Rock originally produced in 1675. Engraved in black ink on cream laid paper. Certificate of Authenticity from Global Fine Arts dated August 2015 is included with purchase.
This was one of 52 Illustrations produced by Raphael which collectively is known as ‘Raphael’s Bible.’
This engraving reflects Raphael’s interpretation of Exodus 17:6 where Moses struck the Rock at Horeb to provide water for his people.
Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino ( March 28 or April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.
Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career. The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome much of his work was executed by his workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking.
After his death, the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Raphael’s more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models. His career falls naturally into three phases and three styles, first described by Giorgio Vasari: his early years in Umbria, then a period of about four years (1504–1508) absorbing the artistic traditions of Florence, followed by his last hectic and triumphant twelve years in Rome, working for two Popes and their close associate.
Biography borrowed from Wikipedia.
23in tall x 24.5in wide; x 2in deep.
$1,049.00 (Originally $2499)