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

Raphael Morghen (1758-1833)

Philosophy c.1775-85

Engraving with etching | 46.6 x 42.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852633

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A print after one of the four roundels painted on the vault of the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Lettered with title and production details below image. First state. One from a series of four engravings reproducing the four roundels. The remaining prints from the series can also be found in the Raphael Collection: Theology (RCIN 852613), Poetry (RCIN 852622), and Justice (RCIN 852637). Passavant (1860) dated the engraving after Theology 1781. The same date was indicated by Engelmann (1866) for the whole series.

The roundel depicts the allegorical figure of Philosophy, flanked by two winged putti holding inscribed panels. In the Stanza della Segnatura, it is painted above the fresco of the School of Athens.
  • Creator(s)

    Raphael Morghen (1758-1833) (engraver)

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

    Bernardino Nocchi (1741-1812) (designer)

    Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) (publisher)

    Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) (director)

  • 46.6 x 42.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    41.9 x 38.1 cm (platemark)

  • PHILOSOPHIA / Picta in fornice imminet tabulae (vulgo) la Scuola d'Atene

  • 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-Ceiling
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.196 F.III.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Engelmann : Engelmann, W. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis einer Privatsammlung von Kupferstichen. 1.Raphael. Leipzig 1866 p.61, no.72

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.43, no.12 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.389, no.F 6.6