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Recueil de XC Têtes tirées des Sept Cartons des Actes des Apôtres peint par Raphl. Urbin, qui se conservent dans le palais d'Hampton-Court, dessinées par le Chevr. Nic: Dorigny, et gravées par les meilleurs Graveurs, mis en lumiere a Londres l'an 1722 et dédié A Son Altesse Royale Madame La Princesse de Galles Par sa tres humble tres obeisste: et tres respectueuse Servte. Marie Maugis.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Londres: l'an 1722

Physical Description

Engr. t.-pl., 45 pl.; 280×450 mm. (Oblong ).

Responsibility Note

Only one plate (4) is signed as drawn by N. Dorigny. All carry the name of Raphael as source-artist, and are signed as engraved by N. Pigné or another engraver - G. Duchange, L. Desplaces, D. Beauvais, C. Dupuis, N. Tardieu, N. Dupuis, S. Thomassin and B. Lepissié.


S. Fermor, The Raphael Tapestry Cartoons (1996); J. Shearman, Raphael's Cartoons In The Collection Of Her Majesty The Queen And The Tapestries For The Sistine Chapel (1972).

Summary Note

Each plate shows two heads - drawn from seven cartoons by Raphael which depict two events from the Gospels and five from the Acts of the Apostles.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue,1802.

Copy Note

Imperfect; lacks plate 31. The title-plate is inscribed in ink, in an unidentified hand, 'Saml. Chandler N:42'.

Binding Note

19th-century brown watered-silk-covered boards; rebacked and recornered in mottled calf in 20th century; green morocco spine-label lettered 'Raffaelle's Ninety Heads R.A.'

Name as Subject


Bible., N.T., Acts.
Heads (representations)
Christian art and symbolism - Bible stories - Apostles - Saints
Interior decoration - Palaces - Great Britain - Hampton Court Palace - History
Cartoons (working drawings), Italian - 16th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century