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

William Young Ottley (1771-1836)

Euclid instructing his pupils 1 - 1 Mar 1812

Aquatint with etching | 33.1 x 40.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852565

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.194). Lettered with title and production details. Published in W.Y. Ottley's Italian School of Design, London 1823.

The drawing reproduced in this print is a preliminary study for the group of figures occurring in the right foreground of Raphael's School of Athens, painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. It is now generally thought that the stooping figure drawing a geometric figure with the aid of a compass is Euclid, who (according to Vasari) is depicted in the likeness of Bramante.
  • Creator(s)

    William Young Ottley (1771-1836) (etcher)

    Frederick Christian Lewis (1779-1856) (aquatinter)

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

    Ottley, W.Y.: 43 Frith Street, Soho (publisher)

    Euclid (active 300 BC)
  • 33.1 x 40.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    25.2 x 33.1 cm (image)

    30.3 x 36.5 cm (platemark)

  • A Study for the Group of Archimedes & his disciples in the School of Athens.

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Mathematics
        • Geometry
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-School of Athens
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.192 D.112

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.189, no.228r