Search collection catalog »
E-NEWS Facebook logo Twitter logo Google logo YouTube

Drawings & Prints

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

Printed Books & Bindings

Literary & Historical Manuscripts

Music Manuscripts & Printed Music

Ancient Near Eastern Seals & Tablets


Paintings & Art Objects


Collections | Drawings & Prints

Views: List | Single work | Overview Zoom+
Raffaellino Motta da Reggio

Raffaellino da Reggio (1550–1578)
The Apparition of the Angel to St. Joseph, ca. 1576
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, over red chalk
Inscribed at lower left, in pen and brown ink, Zuchero.
15 x 11 1/8 inches (381 x 282 mm)
Purchased in honor of Charles E. Pierce, Jr. by the Visiting Committee to the Department of Drawings & Prints through the generosity of Ildiko Butler, Diane A. Nixon, Andrea Woodner, Hamilton Robinson, Jr., Joan Taub Ades, Clement C. Moore II, Jayne Wrightsman, David M. Tobey, Eugene V. Thaw, George L.K. Frelinghuysen, Seymour and Helen Mae Askin, Catherine G. Curran, Melvin R. Seiden, Hubert and Mireille Goldschmidt, and Wheelock Whitney III; 2007.80
See more information »

This drawing is a late compositional study for the fresco The Apparition of the Angel to St. Joseph painted around 1576 on the vault of the Orsini (later Ghislieri) Chapel in the church of San Silvestro al Quirinale in Rome. Raffaellino is said to have arrived in Rome during the pontificate of Gregory XIII (r. 1572–85) and spent the rest of his brief career there. Inspired by Taddeo Zuccaro, Raffaellino developed a virtuoso drawing style characterized by an elegant calligraphic line and generous, dark brown washes. He also contributed to the frescoes of the Villa Farnese at Caprarola.

List of works
Text only list
Search images

Order images
Top of page

© The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (212) 685-0008

Home Museum »
Visit the Museum
Public Programs
Collection »
Collection highlights
Online Exhibitions
Music Manuscripts Online
The Drawing Institute
CORSAIR Collection Catalog
Research »
CORSAIR Collection Catalog
Research Services
Reading Room
Research Guides
The Drawing Institute
Photography & Rights
About »
History of the Morgan
The Morgan Campus
Support »
Make a Donation
Corporate Membership
Corporate Entertaining
Shop Contact

E-News | Site Index | Terms and Conditions

The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.