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

Paul Ponce Antoine Robert de Séri (1686-1733)

Studies for 'The School of Athens' published 1729

Chiaroscuro woodcut on etched lines | 32.3 x 36.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852554

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.4883); reproduced in reverse. Lettered with title, artists' names and then location of the work (collection of Pierre Crozat). Numbered in the lower right corner: 44. Published in Recueil Crozat, Paris 1729, plate 44.

The drawing 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)

    Paul Ponce Antoine Robert de Séri (1686-1733) (etcher)

    Nicolas Le Sueur (1691-1764) (printmaker)

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

  • 32.3 x 36.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.6 x 35.9 cm (image)

  • Estudes pour le tableau de l'Ecole d'Athenes

  • 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.100

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.378, no. F 2.8