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

After a work attributed to Battista Franco (c. 1510-1561)

A horse c.1860-1876

Carbon print | 20.4 x 23.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854590

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A photograph of a drawing depicting a horse now in the Albertina Museum, Vienna (inv. no. 267) where it is attributed to Giovanni Battista Franco. Annotated on the verso.

This drawing is after one of the bronze horses now in the Museo Marciano, Venice. This ancient group (4th century BC) arrived in Venice at the end of the 4th Crusade in 1204 and was placed on the facade of St Mark's Basilica. See also RCIN 854589.

The body of the horse was originally drawn in black chalk and only horse's head in red chalk. Owing to technological limitations, it would not have been possible to reproduce the two different colours in a photograph taken in the mid-nineteenth century, so presumably the photographer decided to print the carbon print with a red colour tone to replicate the horse's head and therefore the red colour appears on the whole sheet.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Battista Franco (c. 1510-1561) (draughtsman)

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

  • annotation: R.C. p. 355 V [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 20.4 x 23.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Veneto [Italy]
            • Venice [Veneto]
              • Piazza San Marco [Venice]
                • St Mark's Basilica [Piazza San Marco]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the twelfth century
              • Crusader-Turkish wars
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.348 B.V.2