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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 | 38.7 x 28.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853734

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A photograph of the recto of a drawing now in the Louvre (inv.no.779) copying elements of the decoration of the pilasters between the twelfth and thirteenth bays and that to the left of the first bay of the Loggia designed by Raphael and executed by his workshop (c.1517-19) in the Vatican. 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)

  • annotation: Pil XIII [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 38.7 x 28.4 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.232 B.126

    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.779

    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