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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes

A female figure seen from the rear


Salted paper print | RCIN 852505

A photograph of a drawing currently in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.P 1183). The drawing is a copy of a (now fragmentary) study by Raphael (c.1510) housed in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.219v), preparatory for the figure of the muse seen from the rear, standing on the extreme right of the group around Apollo in Raphael's fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. A photograph of the Albertina sheet can be found at RCIN 852504.
  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)