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

Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1739-1808)

Studies for 'The School of Athens' published 1779

Aquatint with etching | 28.0 x 39.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852555

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.4883); reproduced in reverse. With printmaker's name and date (17?) at lower right. Trimmed along lower edge. Published in J.G. Prestel, Dessins des meilleurs peintres des Pais-Bas d'Allemagne et d'Italie du Cabinet de Monsieur G.T. Schmidt, Vienna 1779, plate 28.

The drawing reproduced in this print is a preparatory study for the left-hand group in The School of Athens, painted by Raphael in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican.
  • Creator(s)

    Johann Gottlieb Prestel (1739-1808) (printmaker)

  • 28.0 x 39.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.101

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.379, no.F 2.14