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

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

Hygieia (or Salus?) and Venus Victrix c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 23.4 x 38.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854572

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A photograph of a drawing depicting depicting Hygieia (or Salus?) and Venus Victrix now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA1846.256  verso). See RCIN 854571 for a photograph of the recto. Annotated on the verso.

Parker (see Bibliographic References), transcribing the inscription on the mount of the drawing written by Jonathan Richardson the Younger which refers to a double sided drawing now in Louvre (see RCINs 854569 and 854570 for photographs of recto and verso), affirms that "the present version, much superior to the other, is certainly original of Raphael's time". He also suggesed that the motifs here depicted were borrowed from imperial Roman coins, while Ruland (1876) believed the source to be a bas-relief.

  • Creator(s)

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

  • annotation: Bottom [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 23.4 x 38.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Venus (mythology)
              • Venus Victrix
            • Hygieia [Greek and Roman goddess]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Reptiles
            • Snakes
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Numismatics
          • Coins
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Shields (armour)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland pp. 346-347 A.XII.4