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After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Two studies of a young man playing music c.1853-76

Albumen print | 19.3 x 25.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851356

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A photograph of two drawings now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.155). The drawings are preparatory studies by Raphael (c.1502-03) for the figures of two angels playing music in the upper half of the Coronation of the Virgin, the main panel of the so-called Oddi Altarpiece (or Pala Oddi). The two studies are shown joined together, as they seem to have been kept for some time in the 19th century. They were later separated

The Oddi Altarpiece was painted by Raphael in c.1502-03 and is now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.334). For photographs of the altarpiece, see RCINs 851349, 851350, 851351.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 19.3 x 25.4 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.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.143, nos.40, 41

    Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983 : Raffaello. I disegni 1983 : I disegni. (Catalogo dei Disegni a cura di Oberhuber, Ferino Pagden, Huber), Florence 1983 p.585, nos.36, 37