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

Joseph Alois Drda (Prague 1783-Prague 1883)

Head of poet [from the 'Parnassus'] c.1803-73

Engraving | 16.6 x 13.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852472

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A print reproducing the head of one of the poets depicted in the lower left corner of the fresco of Parnassus, painted by Raphael in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. Lettered with artists' names and initial of the designer ('B'). The figure is often identified as Laura, the woman whose praise was sung by the poet Francesco Petrarch.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Alois Drda (Prague 1783-Prague 1883) (engraver)

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

    Joseph Bergler (1753-1829) (designer)

    Subject(s)
    Laura (Petrarch)
  • 16.6 x 13.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    16.0 x 12.7 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-Parnassus
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.186 C.I.57