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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes

A Triton


Albumen print | RCIN 853742

A photograph of a drawing of a triton blowing a conch shell. Not in Ruland (1876); an annotation in a late nineteenth-century hand to the catalogue states that the drawing was then in the Uffizi at Florence. The annotation relates the drawing to a desorative element in the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican; it may perhaps be related to a now lost part of the decoration on an exterior pilaster, another element of which is reproduced in a print by Cherubino Alberto (see RCIN 853741 for an impression of this print). Annotated on verso.
A drawing which appears to be of the same composition is in the Musée Bonnat, Bayonne (

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)