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

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

Group of philosophers [from 'The School of Athens'] c.1763-85

Etching | 22.2 x 31.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852556

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A facsimile etching of a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.4033). Lettered with Raphael's name at lower left. Rest of lettering at lower right cut off.

The etching was made by Charles Paul Jean-Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart de Saint-Morys after the drawing, which was then in his possession. Vialart de Saint-Morys was a collector of Old Master drawings and amateur printmaker who published two groups of prints after drawings in his own collection, the first group dated 1780-89 and the second 1792-94. Cordellier/Py (1992) mention a reproductive print of the drawing by Pierre Larrieu, included in Recueil Saint-Morys, fol.70. See Bibliographic References.

The drawing reproduced in this print is a copy after the left foreground group from Raphael's School of Athens, painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

  • 22.2 x 31.3 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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
    • Philosophy & Psychology
      • Philosophers
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.190 D.102

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Weigel 1865 : Weigel, R., 1865. Die Werke der maler in ihren Hand zeichnungen, 2 vols, Leipzig. vol.2, p.589, no.6978

    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.140-41, under no.169