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

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

Apollo holding a lyre, standing in a niche c.1512-15

Engraving | 22.1 x 10.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852570

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An engraving generally described as derived from a lost drawing by Raphael for the niched statue of Apollo on the left-hand side of The School of Athens. Only state. A same size variant in the same direction (only with the niche, without framing) generally ascribed to Raimondi also exists; an impression of it can be found at RCIN 852569.
  • Creator(s)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

  • 22.1 x 10.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Apollo (myth)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Lyres
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.192 D.117

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Catalogue of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. v. P. Pouncey and J.A.Gere, Raphael and His Circle (1962); p.24, under no.27

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 pp.38-9, no.3 (entry by Stefania Massari)