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A design for a salver

published 1841

Photolithograph | 21.3 x 27.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854249

A photolithograph of a pen and ink drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA1846.211), where it is attributed to the school of Raphael. According to Ruland (1876), this print was published in the "Lawrence Gallery" (1841, plate No. 10), a publication of thirty facsimiles of drawings by Raphael from the Lawrence Gallery (collection of Sir Thomas Lawrence) announced by Mr Woodburn in 1838 in the Literary Gazette. This print does not feature the characteristic border with the Lawrence Gallery's title, the attribution to Raphael or the plate number.

As Parker (see Bibliographic References) writes in the catalogue of the Italian drawings at the Ashmolean Museum, the attribution of this drawing has been disputed: Robinson believed it to be a copy after Raphael by one of his pupils, Crowe and Cavalcaselle attributed it to Penni, Morelli to Perin del Vaga. More recently, Joannides (see Bibliographic References) catalogued it as: "by an assistant (Penni?), though it is possible that Raphael intervened in sharpening some of the contours, especially on the right".

According to Ruland (1876) and Passavant (see Bibliographic References) Agostino Chigi commissioned designs from Raphael for two salvers to be executed in bronze by Cesarino da Urbino.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work by the school of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

    Associated with Cesarino Rossetti (goldsmith)

    S. & A. Woodburn : London (publisher)

  • 21.3 x 27.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Tableware
          • Salvers (table equipment)
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Tridents
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Neptune (mythology)
            • Cupid
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Sea centaurs (Mythical creatures)
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p. 205, no. 290 (Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford)