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Theology, or Dispute of the Sacrament, (graphics)

Artist:
Keller, Joseph 1811-1873
Raphael (copy after)
Medium:
Engraving
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 368
(Prof. of the Academy of Dusseldorf; Linz, 1811-1873.) Gr. Fresco, after Raphael, in the Vatican. The largest engraving ever executed. "Theology (erroneously called 'The Dispute of the Sacrament.') It is divided into two principal parts: the upper half represents the glory of Heaven. . . . In the centre is the Saviour, with outstretched arms, throned on the clouds; on his right the Virgin, sweet and affectionate in expression and mein, bows before her divine son in heartfelt adoration; on the left is St. John the Baptist. Over the Saviour appears a half-figure of the Almighty, and below him hovers the dove of the Holy Spirit. Around this group, in a half-circle, sit the Patriarchs, the Apostles, and Saints. . . . In the lower part of the picture we see an assembly of the most celebrated theologians of the church. . . . Next to the altar, on each side, sit the four Fathers of the Latin church. . . . At the extreme ends, on each side, are various groups of youths and men, who press forward to hear the revelation of the holy mystery, some in attitudes of enthusiastic devotion, some yet doubting and apparently in dispute. All the figures, especially as regards the expression of the heads, are completed with most striking and characteristic individuality, and are enlivened by a conscientious study of detail." [P. 32.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIII.
Artist nationality: German.
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Theology
Allegory--Religion
Religion--New Testament--Christ
Religion--New Testament--Mary
Religion--New Testament--Disciple
Religion--Saint
Control number:
AECI 03530538
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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