The James Isidor Kaiser Estate Part II - Important Old Masters, Decorative Art from the 15th-19th Centuries and a Magnificent Clock Collection

Raffaello Sanzio di Urbino (Raphael) (1483-1520) and Studio. Christ's Resurrection - Preparation for the Tapestry Designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel

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Pen and wash, white highlights, brown ink and gilded framing lines on paper

Initialed RU (lower right) and inscribed "Raffaello" (on the reverse).

19 x 9.7cm

Provenance: Padre Sebastian Resta , 1635 -1714, (L. 2992A);

Jonathan Richardson SR., 1665-1745, (L. 2983/2984);

Richard Payne Knight, 1751-1824, (L.1577/2233A); 

Purchased by James Kaiser in Berlin, 1937 from Gallery Konrad Zimmermann. L.4240

Note: Visible guidelines (for enlargement ) throughout the paper (some faded). This drawing is most probably a preparation for one of 12 tapestries designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel, ordered by Pope Leo X, depicting the lives of the apostles. See relevant tapestry here.