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After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Study of three feet 1860

Albumen print | 30.2 x 20.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2864183

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A photograph of the verso of a drawing by Raphael (c.1510) now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl 446). The upper feet connect with the figure often identified as Horace, standing in the lower right corner of Raphael's fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. The lower study is for the right foot of the figure standing to the left of 'Horace', holding a finger on his lips. A photograph of the recto can be found at RCIN 852509.

A copy of this photograph (RCIN 852507) can be found in the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection, portfolio 25 (970584)

  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Attributed to Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • 30.2 x 20.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.191, no.236r

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris p.188, no.538v