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

Stefano Mulinari (1741-90)

Sheet of studies for 'Philosophy' published 1778

Etching | 34.4 x 24.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852578

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A facsimile of a drawing now in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.514E), wrongly attributed on plate to Leonardo da Vinci. Numbered at upper right: 42. Published in Istoria pratica dell'incominciamento, e progressi della pittura, Florence 1778, plate 42.

The drawing, which Ruland (1876) attributed to Raphael, is now generally thought to be a copy after a lost study by Raphael related to Philosophy, the bas-relief grisaille painted under the niched statue of Athena on the right side of The School of Athens.
  • Creator(s)

    Stefano Mulinari (1741-90) (printmaker)

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

  • 34.4 x 24.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Philosophy & Psychology
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.193 D.125

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Weigel 1865 : Weigel, R., 1865. Die Werke der maler in ihren Hand zeichnungen, 2 vols, Leipzig. vol.2, p.590, no.6993

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti I 1986 : Disegni esposti ; v. 1, 1986 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) p.231, under no.514E

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.379, no.F 2.18