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

Adolphe André Wacquez (b. 1814)

Studies for Apollo playing the 'viola da braccio' published 1858

Crayon-manner, printed in brown ink | 31.6 x 22.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852486

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1510) now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl 452). Published in Choix de dessins de Raphael qui font partie de la collection Wicar à Lille, Paris 1858.

The studies connect with the figure of Apollo, seated at the centre of the composition in Raphael's fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolphe André Wacquez (b. 1814) (printmaker)

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

  • 31.6 x 22.7 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Apollo (myth)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical instruments
          • Viola da braccio (or violin)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Greece
          • Mount Parnassus [Greece]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.187 C.I.71

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.191, no.237v

    Brejon de Lavergnée 1997 : Brejon de Lavergnée, B, 1997. Catalogue des dessins Italiens. Collections du Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Paris pp.187-8, no.537r