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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Figure studies c.1853-76

Carbon print? | 28.2 x 43.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852647

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1510) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3847). Most of the studies are preparatory for the figure of Adam in The Temptation of Adam and Eve, one of the four rectangular frescoes painted on the vault of the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. The sketch at the left of the sheet has been interpreted as a study for a St John the Baptist, probably a first idea for a lost or never executed painting. A photograph of The Temptation of Adam and Eve can be found at RCIN 852642.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    St John the Baptist
    Adam (OT)
  • 28.2 x 43.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Ceiling
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.196 F.V.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.194, no.250

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p.104, no.90