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1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance 16th Century Raphael Vatican Nude Fresco LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance 16th Century Raphael Vatican Nude Fresco LOR1

1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance 16th Century Raphael Vatican Nude Fresco LOR1

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This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that portrays some of the gorgeous frescos and designs painted by famous Renaissance artist Raphael, which are located in the Vatican. On the left are the four seasons, on the right are the three Moirai, or Fates, playing with some poor mortal's thread of life. They were known as Clotho (the Spinner, who created each thread), Lachesis (the Drawer of Lots, who measured each thread), and Atrophos (the Unturnable, who cut each thread at the end of a mortal's life).

A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of gold and silver ink that not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details which might otherwise be missed.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 13 inches; 23 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.

This piece was illustrated by Raphael.

Keywords specific to this image: mythology, satyr, griffin, children, spring, summer, autumn, fall, winter, snow, Italy, decorative elements, decorations, murals

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