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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies for statues c.1853-76

Albumen print | 28.2 x 20.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852566

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.192).

The studies connect with the statue of Minerva occurring at upper right in The School of Athens and with other niched statues painted nearby on the wall of the right aisle and in the right transept. On the inverted page is a figure study which has been often described as a preliminary sketch for the philosopher descending steps. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 28.2 x 20.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • 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.192 D.113

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.190, no.230

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.146-8, no.20