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

After a work attributed to Fra Bartolomeo (1475-1517)

A landscape with ruins and a fortified town c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 9.0 x 10.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854541

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A photograph of a drawing attributed to Fra Bartolomeo depicting a landscape with ruins and a fortified town now in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (inv. no. NMH 284/1863). Annotated on the verso.

Traditionally attributed to Raphael, in 1917 this drawing was connected with Fra Bartolomeo and his workshop. In 1990 it was discovered that this drawing is preparatory for an anonymous miniature depicting the Holy Family (now in the Vatican Library)  and that the landscape is very similar to that in a number of fifteenth and sixteenth century paintings executed by different artists. The attribution of this drawing has been therefore disputed by scholars (see Bibliographic References for further discussion).
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Fra Bartolomeo (1475-1517) (draughtsman)

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

  • annotation: 3 [verso, bottom centre, in ink]
  • 9.0 x 10.1 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 344 B.VI.1