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Moses and the burning bush: God appears to Moses in the burning bush and commands him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Etching by J. Alexander, 1717, after Raphael.

Raphael, 1483-1520.

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Romae [Rome], [1717?]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image and lettering 29.2x 50.5 cm


Vadam et videbo visionem hanc magnam. Exod. cap. 3 v. 3. Raphael Sanctius Urbinas invenit et pinxit in Vaticano ; Joannes Alex.r delin. et sculp. Romae A.D. 1717

Publications note

Samuel Redgrave, A dictionary of artists of the English [sic] school, London 1878, p. 5 ("Alexander, John ... Was born in Scotland. ... He was educated in Italy, spent some time in Florence, and in 1716 was in Rome, where he devoted himself to the study of Raphael's works. ... While in Rome he etched in a coarse but effective manner six plates after Raphael.")
G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, pp. 51-52, Stanza di Eliodoro: volta no. V.5 and V.6 (two other prints in the same series)


Wellcome Library no. 2864364i

Reproduction note

After: a painting by Raphael in the sala of Heliodorus in the Vatican; it is a segment of the ceiling



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