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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


A niched pope between angels, allegorical figures and caryatids


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

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)

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

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

    pp.564-7, no.952 (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))

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