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

After? Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The Belvedere Torso c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 25.0 x 41.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854565

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A photograph of a drawing depicting the Belvedere Torso now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA1846.260), where it is catalogued as possibly by Raphael.

This statue is a fragmentary marble sculpture (here seen from behind) now in the Vatican Museum (inv. no. 1192). The sculpture dates from the 1st century B.C. and it is signed by the Athenian sculptor Apollonios, who was probably inspired by a bronze from the first half of the 2nd century B.C.. The identification of the figure has been disputed, with the names of Hercules and Ajax suggested.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 25.0 x 41.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Torsos
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Hercules
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 346 A.VIII.1