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God the Father Blessing the Creation
  • William Wynne Ryland, artist
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: Tyburn, England, United Kingdom
    Raphael
    1483–1520
    born: Urbino, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; active: Italy
  • God the Father Blessing the Creation, 1762
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • stipple engraving, etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 287 x 235 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 556 x 373 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 21 7/8 x 14 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0056.02.a
Description

Male figure (identified as God) sitting on a cloud with a billowing robe and a long curly beard. He gazes down at Earth with his right hand raised. The piece is bordered by a frame that is drawn around the composition.