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

After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Studies of a male head, of hands and feet c.1853-76

Albumen print | 22.2 x 16.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852455

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A photograph of a drawing currently in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.262). The sheet is a compilation of drawings copied from originals by Raphael, all of which relate to his frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. The hands are copied from a study sheet now in the British Museum, London (inv. no. Pp,1.74v), while the feet are taken from a drawing currently in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille (inv. no.Pl 446). The two originals by Raphael are preparatory for his fresco of Parnassus (c.1510-11). The head at lower right is copied from the verso of a sheet in Musée Fabre, Montpellier (inv. no.3184v), relate to the figure leaning over a marble balustrade in the lower right corner of the Disputa (c.1508-09). For photographs of the originals, see RCINs 852454, 852507 and 852511. Another photograph of the Albertina drawing can be found at RCIN 852512.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 22.2 x 16.2 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Disputa
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.185 B.128

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael in der Albertina 1983 : aus Anlass des 500. Geburtstages des Künstlers, Vienna 1983 pp.162-5, no.57