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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 of a drapery and three hands c.1853-76

Albumen print | 33.2 x 23.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852511

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1510) now in the British Museum, London (inv. no.Pp,1.74v). The drapery study is for the figure often identified as the Latin poet Horace, standing in the lower right corner of Raphael's fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. The two lower hands also connect with this figure, while the other is for the right hand of one of the poets standing beneath trees on the same side of the fresco.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Horace (65-8 BC)
  • 33.2 x 23.5 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.188 C.I.96

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Catalogue of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. v. P. Pouncey and J.A.Gere, Raphael and His Circle (1962); pp.25-6, no.29v

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.191, no.235v