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

Albumen print | 18.8 x 13.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852512

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A photograph of a drawing now 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), related 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 852455.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 18.8 x 13.4 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.188 C.I.97

    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, under no.29