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

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

A sea-goddess c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 29.2 x 15.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854592

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA1846.258), where it is attributed to the school of Raphael. This drawing depicts a semi-nude female figure copied from a statue. Annotated on the verso.

Parker (see Bibliographic References) gives an account of the different scholarly interpretations on the figure depicted in this drawing, cataloguing it as a sea-goddess. The attribution to the school of Raphael is based on the wash technique used in this drawing which appears to him typical of the circle of Raphael.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • annotation: 3 Top [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 29.2 x 15.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Sea
    • People
      • Goddesses
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Venus (mythology)
            • Psyche
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 348 B.VII.1