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

After a work copying the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Pilaster decorations in the Loggia c.1853-76

Albumen print | 43.0 x 28.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853727

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A photograph of the verso of a drawing now in the Louvre (inv.no.780) copying elements of the decoration of the pilaster between the fifth and sixth bays of the Loggia, designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. For a photograph of the recto of this drawing, which contains copies after other pilasters, see RCIN 853726. Annotated on verso.

The drawing was catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being in the collection of Édouard Gatteaux in Paris and it bears his collector's stamp (Lugt 852). A fire at the Gatteaux house in 1871 destroyed a significant portion of the collection, but this drawing survived.

The repeating sequence of decoration in the Logge - see Dacos 2008 (Bibliographic References) for more information - is strongly influenced by the antique; Raphael had studied antique sculpture and painting in Rome.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Previously attributed to after Giovanni da Udine (c. 1487-1564) (artist)

  • 43.0 x 28.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Decorative motifs
        • Grotesques
      • Decorative techniques & surface decoration
        • Floral decorations
          • Garlands
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Deer
              • Red deer
                • Stags (male deer)
          • Birds
          • Fish
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.231 B.117

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    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) p.454, no.780

    Davidson 1985 : Davidson, Bernice F. Raphael's Bible. A Study of the Vatican Logge, 1985 pp.27-38

    Dacos 2008: Dacos, N., The Loggia of Raphael: A Vatican Art Treasure, 2008 pp.15-135