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

After a work associated with Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546)

Entellus and Dares c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 12.5 x 22.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854622

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A photograph of an antique bas-relief depicting the combat between the Sicilian Entellus and the Trojan Dares. The story derives from Book V of Virgil’s Aeneid. Ruland (1876) does not provide any information about the bas-relief, but this is probably the second-century Roman marble relief of two boxers, now in the Museo Gregoriano Profano in the Vatican (inv. no. 9502, 9503). Annotated on the verso.

This relief was reproduced in an engraving by Marco da Ravenna, who was probably also looking at compositions by Giulio Romano: see also RCIN 854623.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work associated with Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    After a work associated with Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

  • annotation: XXV / To a (?) / Bassorilievo in the Vatican [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 12.5 x 22.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Reliefs
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Trojan War
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lombardy
            • Mantua [Italy]
              • Palazzo del Te [Mantua]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 350 B.XXV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Massari 1993 : Massari, S, 1993. Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit : Opere grafiche autografe di collaborazione e bottega, Rome pp. 41-42, no. 37

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p. 236, no. IX, 1 (entry written by Stefania Massari)