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

Pierre Eugene Aubert (1789-1847)

Head of Dante [from 'The Disputa'] c.1809-37

Engraving | 37.6 x 28.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852470

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A print reproducing the head and shoulders of Dante, standing in the lower right corner of the fresco of the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted by Raphael in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. Proof before all letters. Annotated in pencil with the engraver's name. Stamped with the blind stamp of the 'Chalcographie du Louvre, Musées Imperiaux'.

Ruland (1876) erroneously described the figure of Dante as taken from the fresco of Parnassus, where the poet is depicted standing to the left of Homer.
  • Creator(s)

    Pierre Eugene Aubert (1789-1847) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
  • annotation: Pierre Eugene Aubert. sculp. [front, lower right, in pencil]
  • 37.6 x 28.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    31.0 x 23.1 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Poets
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Greece
          • Mount Parnassus [Greece]
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Disputa
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.186 C.I.55