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

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

Philosophy c. 1515

Engraving | 17.8 x 14.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852579

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An engraving thought to derive from a lost design by Raphael related to Philosophy, the bas-relief grisaille painted under the niched statue of Minerva on the right side of The School of Athens. Lettered on the tablet held by two putti. Only state.

A drawing in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.514 E) is believed to be a copy after the lost original by Raphael related to this engraving. A photograph of the drawing can be found at RCIN 852577. Raphael further represented the subject of Philosophy in a roundel on the ceiling above the School of Athens.
  • Creator(s)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

  • 17.8 x 14.8 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.193 D.126

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.42, no.VI.3 (entry by Stefania Massari)