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

Mansfeld & Co. : Vienna

Studies for 'The School of Athens' published 1829-34

Lithograph with etching | 30.1 x 39.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852553

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A lithographic facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. V 4883). Lettered with artists' names. Published in N. Förster, Lithographirte Copien von Original Handzeichnungen berühmter alter Meister der Italienischen schule aus der Sammlung seiner Kaiserlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Erzherzogs Carl von Oesterreich, 2 vols., Vienna (Mansfeld et Comp.), 1829-34.

The drawing is a preparatory study for the left-hand group in the 'The School of Athens', painted by Raphael in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican.

Between 1829 and 1834 the lithographic printers Mansfeld and Company, who were based in Vienna, published two volumes of lithographic copies after drawings then in the collection of Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen; volume one contained drawings attributed to the Italian school, and volume two the German and Flemish school.
  • Creator(s)

    Mansfeld & Co. : Vienna (lithographer)

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

    Giacomo Pilizotti (b. 1807) (copyist)

  • 30.1 x 39.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.8 x 39.9 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • 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.190 D.99

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.189, no.227

    Ames-Lewis 1986 : Ames-Lewis, F. The Draftsman Raphael, 1986 p.83, fig.XIV; p.95