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Designs by Raphael for sculptural works, silverware, medals and other objects

After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

A design for a salver c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 24.5 x 38.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854248

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A photograph of a pen and ink drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA1846.211), where it is attributed to Raphael. Annotated on the verso.

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". Whitsler (see Bibliographic Referemces) catalogued it as by Raphael.

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 attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

    Associated with Cesarino Rossetti (goldsmith)

  • annotation: B.I. / XX [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 24.5 x 38.4 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    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)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 308 A.III.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

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