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Including subjects such as the Marriage and the Coronation of the Virgin

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies of figures playing musical instruments c.1853-76

Albumen print | 19.5 x 21.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851357

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A photograph of a drawing formerly in the Wicar Museum, Lille, and now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl 444). The drawing is a preparatory study by Raphael (c.1502-03) for the figures of the angels playing musical instruments in the Coronation of the Virgin, the main panel of the so-called Oddi Altarpiece (or Pala Oddi), executed by Raphael in c.1502-03 and now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.334). For photographs of the Coronation of the Virgin, see RCINs 851349, 851350, 851351.

This drawing features some decorative designs on the verso (see RCIN 854237 for a photograph of the verso).
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 19.5 x 21.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.103 A.I.9

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.143, no.43r

    Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983 : Raffaello. I disegni 1983 : I disegni. (Catalogo dei Disegni a cura di Oberhuber, Ferino Pagden, Huber), Florence 1983 p.585, no.39

    Raphael dans les collections françaises 1983 : Hommage a Raphael. Raphael dans les collections françaises: (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 15 novembre 1983-13 fevrier 1984), Paris pp.188-9, no.24

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris p.180, no.517r