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

After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536)

A niched pope between angels, allegorical figures and caryatids c.1853-76

Albumen print | 34.8 x 27.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852965

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A photograph of a drawing generally attributed to Francesco Penni now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.4304). The drawing is thought to have served as modello for one of the groups with a pope flanked by angels, caryatids and allegorical figures painted in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. However, since there are no frescoes corresponding with this drawing, it must presumably date from an early stage in the project.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

  • 34.8 x 27.6 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Philosophy
        • Allegory
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.238 C.III.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.246, no.450

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) pp.564-7, no.952

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 p.196, fig.86