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

After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

A woman with two children on her lap, and a third staning on the left [Charity] published 1841

Lithograph | 49.8 x 36.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852980

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A lithographic facsimile of a drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.294). Published in Lawrence Gallery. A series of facsimiles of original drawings by Raffaelle da Urbino, London 1841, no.30.

The drawing is thought to be a study for the figure of Charity, painted by Raphael's workshop to the right of Pope Urban I in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. The authorship of the drawing is controversial, with some scholars attributing it to Raphael and others to one of his assistants. It has also been sometimes described as a copy either from the fresco or from another drawing. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 49.8 x 36.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.239 C.IV.12