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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Sketches of cattle c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 8.5 x 17.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854512

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A photograph of a detail of drawing by Raphael (c.1511-1512) now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 912735). Annotated on the verso.

This drawing depicts a group of cattle lying down and one drinking, a sketch considered by Popham and Wilde (see Bibliographic References) to have been made by the artist from nature.

This drawing is on the verso of a sheet with a life study of a figure for the 'Resurrection of Christ', an unexecuted altarpiece frequently connected with the decoration of the Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome. Raphael used the figure in the Windsor drawing in mirror-image for one of the soldiers in his fresco of 'The Liberation of St Peter', painted in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican with the collaboration of his workshop (for further discussion, see Bibliographic References). See RCINs 850480 and 852738 for photographs of the recto.
  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (draughtsman)

  • annotation: illegible [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 8.5 x 17.6 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Cattle & oxen
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 340 B.IV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Clayton 1999 : Clayton, M. Raphael and his Circle. Drawings from Windsor Castle, London pp.86-92, no.22r

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London p. 312, no. 799

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p. 209, no. 307v