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

Paolo Fidanza (b. 1731)

Set of twenty-four heads from 'The School of Athens' c.1757-85

Etching | RCIN 852535

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A set of twenty-five prints reproducing the heads of some of the figures depicted in the fresco of The School of Athens, painted by Raphael in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Each print is lettered along the bottom margin and numbered at top right. Probably from Tetes choisies de personnages illustres... published by Paolo Fidanza in Rome in 1785.

Paolo Fidanza became famous for publishing six volumes of prints of heads after Raphael between 1757 and 1763.
  • Creator(s)

    Paolo Fidanza (b. 1731) (printmaker)

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

    Subject(s)
    Aristotle (384-322 BC)
    Diogenes (d. c. 323 BC)
    Euclid (active 300 BC)
    Ptolemy (c. 100-c. 178)
    Zoroaster
    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.8-32