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The frescoes in the Vatican Palace commissioned by Popes Julius II and Leo X

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

A corner of the vault of the tenth bay of the loggia? c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.5 x 23.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853737

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A photograph of a drawing in the Royal Library, Windsor (RCIN 909571) which bears some resemblance to elements of the decoration of the vault of the tenth bay of the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. Annotated on verso.

The drawing reproduced in this photograph is contained within the so-called Vittoria album (RCIN 970359), which comprises a group of drawings which were in the collection of Spanish painter and printmaker Vincenzo Vittoria (1650-1712). Many of the drawings in this album, though not this particular one, are by Pietro Santi Bartoli.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Logge - see Dacos 2008 (Bibliographic References) for more information - is strongly influenced by the antique; Raphael had studied antique sculpture and painting in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • annotation: [illegible - two words?] [verso, centre, red pencil[?]]
  • 22.5 x 23.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesques
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
          • Garlands
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.232 B.128

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    B(M) : Blunt, A.F., 1971, 'Miscellaneous' in Schilling, E. The German Drawings in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle, London and New York no.684

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135