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

After Charles Paul Jean Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Count de Saint-Morys (1743-95)

God the Father with Angels c.1853-76

Albumen print | 15.4 x 26.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852396

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A photograph of a facsimile of a drawing currently in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3890). According to Ruland (1876), the photographed facsimile was made by Count St Morys.

The Louvre drawing has been supposed to be a copy of a preliminary study by Raphael for his fresco of the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted around 1508-09 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. It has also been suggested that the drawing may be a 'pastiche of the Disputa composition, perhaps by some Bolognese Raphaeliser' (Gere/Turner 1983). Ruland accepted the traditional attribution to Raphael and placed the drawing with the studies for the Disputa. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    After Charles Paul Jean Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Count de Saint-Morys (1743-95) (artist)

    After a work copying Anonymous Italian, 16th century (artist)

  • 15.4 x 26.0 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • God (Christianity)
            • God the Father
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.180 B.71

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Gere/Turner 1983 : J.A. Gere and Nicholas Turner, 1983. Drawings by Raphael from the Royal Library, the Ashmolean, the British Museum, Chatsworth and other English collections, London pp.112-13, under no.86

    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) pp.107-09, no.93

    Clayton 1999 : Clayton, M. Raphael and his Circle. Drawings from Windsor Castle, London pp.68-72, under no.16; fig.28