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

Pietro Ghigi (first half 19th century)

Set of fifteen prints reproducing heads from 'The School of Athens' c.1790-1840

Engraving | RCIN 852538

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A set of fifteen prints reproducing heads of some of the figures depicted in Raphael's fresco of The School of Athens, painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Each print is lettered with production details and identification of the figure represented. The prints were published in Raccolta delle teste dei filosofi, dei Poeti, colle nove Muse ed Apollo, e di altri uomini illustri dipinti da Raffaelle nella Scuola d'Atene e nel Parnasso al Vaticano, a series engraved by a number of different artists after designs by Luigi Agricola. For a set of engravings from the same series reproducing heads from the Parnassus, see RCIN 852469.a-t.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Ghigi (first half 19th century) (engraver)

    Pietro Bonato (1765-1820) (engraver)

    Pietro Fontana (1762-1837) (engraver)

    Giovan Battista Leonetti (active 1800) (engraver)

    Giovanni Petrini (b. c. 1750) (engraver)

    Angelo Campanella (1746-1811) (engraver)

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

    Luigi Agricola (c. 1750- c. 1821) (designer)

    Franzetti, Agapito : Rome (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Nicomachus (c.60-c.120 AD)
    Pythagoras (c. 580-c. 500 BC)
    Themistocles (c.527-c. 460 BC)
    Empedocles (c. 490–430 BC)
    Epicurus (341-271 BC)
    Alcibiades (c. 450-404 BC)
    Diogenes (d. c. 323 BC)
    Euclid (active 300 BC)
    Aspasia (c. 470-c. 400 BC)
    Democritus
    Archimedes (c. 287-212 BC)
    Pietro Bembo (1470-1547)
    Zeno of Elea
    Pietro Perugino (Città della Pieve c. 1450-Fontignano 1523)
    Socrates (469-399 BC)
  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-School of Athens
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.190 D.64-78

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Tauriscus 1819 : Tauriscus, E, 1819. Catalogues des estampes gravees d'apres Rafael, Frankurt p.77, no.15

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 pp.40-41, nos.13-19 (entries by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)