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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

David kills Goliath c.1853-76

Salted paper print | 23.6 x 31.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853594

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A photograph of a preparatory drawing by Raphael in the Albertina, Vienna (inv.no.178) for the fresco David kills Goliath painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the eleventh bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican.

Joannides (1983) considers this drawing the only surviving preparatory sketch by Raphael for the narrative frescoes in the loggia.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    David (OT)
  • 23.6 x 31.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.224 B.XLII.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.232, no.390