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A sketch of a town


Albumen print | 12.4 x 15.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854523

A photograph of a drawing by Fra Bartolomeo depicting a view of a town now in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (inv. no. NMH 280/1863). This drawing is inscribed with the number 232, and the decorative mount surrounding is the characteristic mount of the collection of Count Carl Gustav Tessin (1695-1770). Below the drawing is a separate strip of paper annotated with the attribution to Raphael and the name of a previous owner of the drawing (Pierre Crozat's).

The online catalogue of the Nationalmuseum of Sweden (see Bibliographic References) notes that the buildings, especially the church and the belltower, are similar to those in an early drawing by Raphael in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The townscape, however, is even closer to the background in a Pietà by Perugino in the Uffizi, Florence.

  • Creator(s)

    After Fra Bartolomeo (1475-1517) (draughtsman)

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

  • 12.4 x 15.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p. 342 A.VIII.1