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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 'Parnassus' c.1757-85

Etchings | RCIN 852467

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A set of twenty-four prints reproducing the heads of some of the figures depicted in the fresco of Parnassus, painted by Raphael in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, 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)
    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
    Homer (active 850 BC?)
    Sappho
    Virgil (70-19 BC)
    Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75)
  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Poets
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Muses
            • Apollo (myth)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Greece
          • Mount Parnassus [Greece]
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Parnassus
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Poetry
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.185 C.9-32