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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)

Two figures of Aphrodite c.1853-1876

Albumen print | 33.6 x 23.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854559

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A photograph of a drawing depicting two figures of Aphrodite now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no. WA1846.261). This drawing features a study for a male torso on the verso (see RCIN 854566 for a photograph of the verso). Annotated on the verso.

Parker (see Bibliographic References) noted that this drawing seems to be "the work of a skilful artist contemporary with Raphael". The full-length figure is one of the types of the 'Venus pudica', such as the Medici Venus now in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • annotation: left top [verso, top centre, in ink]
  • 33.6 x 23.5 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Aphrodite (Greek deity)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 346 A.III.1