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

Pietro Fontana (1762-1837)

Set of twenty-two prints reproducing heads from the 'Parnassus' c.1785-1835

Engravings | RCIN 852469

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A set of twenty 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 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 School of Athens, see RCIN 852538.a-o.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Fontana (1762-1837) (engraver)

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

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

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

    Franzetti, Agapito : Rome (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Horace (65-8 BC)
    Jacopo Sannazaro (1458-1530)
    Homer (active 850 BC?)
    Sappho
    Virgil (70-19 BC)
    Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75)
    Francesco Petrarch (1304-74)
    Laura (Petrarch)
    Ovid (43 BC-17 AD)
  • 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.186 C.I.35-54

    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.36-37, nos.12-18 (entries by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)