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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Figures from Raphael's School of Athens after 1510

Woodcut, printed in black ink | 52.9 x 78.0 cm (vellum sheet) | RCIN 852543

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An anonymous woodcut reproducing the group of figures standing to the left of Aristotle at the top of the stairs in Raphael's fresco of The School of Athens, painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. The woodcut, printed from two blocks, is on two joined sheets of paper. According to Ruland (1876), the woodcut was made after a tracing.