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Raphael's drawings, as well as those attributed to him in the 19th century

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

A group of figures from the antique c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 19.5 x 26.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854570

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A photograph of a drawing by the school of Raphael depicting a group of figures from the antique now in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 3878 verso). See RCIN 854569 for a photograph of the recto.

Cordellier and Py (see Bibliographic References) catalogued this drawing as a study by an artist in Raphael's studio (Giulio Romano?). They suggested that the motifs here depicted (perhaps Mercury leading to Hell a husband lamented by his wife) were borrowed from imperial Roman coins, while Ruland (1876) believed the source to be a bas-relief. See also RCINs 854571 and 854572 for photographs of drawings depicting similar compositions in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

  • Creator(s)

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

    After? Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (draughtsman)

  • 19.5 x 26.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Mercury (mythology)
            • Cupid
        • Christianity
          • Last things. Eschatology (Christianity)
            • Hell. Eternal punishment. Eternal damnation. The damned
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Coins
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Woodwind instruments
            • Flutes
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Goats
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland pp. 346-347 A.XII.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p. 457, no. 789 verso