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

After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Diana of Ephesus c.1853-76

Albumen print | 21.1 x 8.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853728

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A photograph of a drawing in the Royal Library, Windsor (RCIN 909595) which is a copy after the decoration depicting Diana of Ephesus on the pilaster between the fifth and sixth bays of the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. Annotated on verso.

The drawing reproduced in this photograph is contained within the so-called Vittoria album (RCIN 970359), which comprises a group of drawings which were in the collection of Spanish painter and printmaker Vincenzo Vittoria (1650-1712). Ruland (1876) catalogues this drawing as either having been authored by Giovanni da Udine or copied from him by Pietro Santi Bartoli. Many of the drawings in the Vittoria album are by Pietro Santi Bartoli, though not this particular one.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Logge - see Dacos 2008 (Bibliographic References) for more information - is strongly influenced by the antique; Raphael had studied antique sculpture and painting in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Previously attributed to after Giovanni da Udine (c. 1487-1564) (artist)

  • annotation: 117 [verso, centre, in red pencil[?]]
  • 21.1 x 8.5 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesques
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
          • Garlands
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
            • Carnivorous mammals
              • Felines
                • Lions
          • Mythical creatures
            • Unicorns
            • Griffins (mythical creatures)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.231 B.118

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135

    CDP A.I: H. Whitehouse, Ancient Mosaics and Wallpaintings, Part A.I of The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonne, London 2001 pp.244-48, no.60; comp.ill.60ii.