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

After Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

Apollo on Parnassus after 1520

Engraving | 35.8 x 47.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852474

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This engraving is a copy in the same direction of a print by Marcantonio Raimondi after a lost preparatory study (or finished modello) by Raphael for his fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. An impression of Marcantonio's engraving can be found at RCIN 852473.

The copy can be distinguished from the original mainly by Apollo's lyre featuring seven strings instead of six as in Marcantonio's engraving.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
    Homer (active 850 BC?)
    Virgil (70-19 BC)
  • 35.8 x 47.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • People
      • Poets
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Muses
            • Apollo (myth)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Greece
          • Mount Parnassus [Greece]
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Parnassus
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Poetry
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.186 C.I.59

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.35, no.II.2 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.382, no.F 3.2