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

Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803)

The Three Graces published 1803

Etching | 24.5 x 15.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854552

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An outline etching depicting the Three Graces. This print is lettered with "366" at the upper right corner, the title in French, German and English at the bottom of the print. Signed by the printmaker. This print was published as plate 366 in C.P. Landon, 'Vie et Œuvre complète de Raphaël Sanzio', 1803. See RCIN 854548 for a print of the same subject by Marcantonio Raimondi.

This print has been related to the painting of the same subject executed by Raphael (c.1504) and now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly  (inv. no.38). See RCIN 851651 for a photograph of the painting. The source of the painting as well as that of this print has been disputed and Massari (see Bibliographic References) suggested as a model an antique statue in the Vatican Museum (Gabinetto delle Maschere), rather than the Roman copy after a Hellenistic original (4th-2nd century BC) now in the Piccolomini Library, Siena. See RCINs 854545 and 854546 for photographs of the statue in the Piccolomini Library.
  • Creator(s)

    Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803) (etcher)

    Associated with Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

    Charles Paul Landon (1760-1826) (author)

  • 24.5 x 15.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    21.1 x 13.4 cm (platemark)

  • Les Trois Graces / Die drey Grazieu / The three Graces

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 345 A.I.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp.162-5, no. 15