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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Alexander Preserving the Works of Homer published 1830

Etching | 11.0 x 16.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852521

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An outline-etching reproducing the composition of a small grisaille fresco painted beneath the Parnassus in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Lettered with title and location of the work. Lettered at upper centre above image: I. Published in Montagnani, Illustrazione storico-pittorica con incisioni a contorni delle pitture nelle stanze vaticane di Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Rome 1830, plate 6.

In the Ashmolean Museum is kept a drawing of this subject attributed to Raphael (inv. no.WA1935.152), later engraved by Marcantonio Raimondi in c.1520. For a first state impression of Marcantonio's engraving and further discussion, see RCIN 852517.
  • Creator(s)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Alexander the Great (356 BC-323 BC)
    Homer (active 850 BC?)
  • 11.0 x 16.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    14.3 cm (Width) (platemark)

  • Ritrovamento de' Libri Sibillini nel sepolcro / di Numa

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Poetry
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.189 C.II.5