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

Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de Caylus (1692-1765)

Views of a fortified city and a farmhouse c.1729-1740

Etching | 31.0 x 25.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854516

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An etching by the Count de Caylus reproducing in one image two drawings now in the Ashmolean Museum (inv. no. WA1846.29, see RCIN 854515 and WA1846.27 verso, see RCIN 854517), where they are both attributed to Fra Bartolomeo.

This print is lettered with title, followed by production detail: 'D'après le dessein de Raphaël d'Urbin, qui est dans le Cabinet de Mr. Crozat gravé par Mr. le Comte de C...'; numbered at the lower right "47". This print was part of the "Recueil d'estampes d'après les plus beaux tableaux et d'après les plus beaux desseins qui sont en France" (also known as 'Recueil Crozat'), a series of plates commissioned by Crozat, with 140 plates published in 1729 and a second volume in 1740. 

Both drawings were previously in Sir Thomas Lawrence's collection and they were then attributed to Raphael. In the catalogue of the Italian drawings of the Ashmolean Museum, Parker (see Bibliographic References) writes that various scholars have debated the attribution of the drawing reproduced in the lower half of the print, as there are many differences between it and other drawings by Fra Bartolomeo in the Ashmolean Museum, such as the one reproduced in the upper half of the print (see RCIN 854517 for a photograph of it).  

  • Creator(s)

    Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de Caylus (1692-1765) (etcher)

    After a work attributed to Fra Bartolomeo (1475-1517) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Pierre Crozat (1665-1740) (collector)

  • 31.0 x 25.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    29.4 x 24.0 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
        • Domestic architecture
          • Farmhouses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 341 A.I.2, II.2