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

Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de Caylus (1692-1765)

Study for a caryatid c.1712-55

Etching | 35.4 x 23.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852775

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A print reproducing (in reverse) a drawing now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3877). Lettered with artists' names along the lower margin. Numbered at top left: 167. Stamped with blind stamp of the 'Chalcographie du Louvre, Musées Imperiaux' (variant of Lugt 1695). Published in Cabinet du Roy, a set of etchings reproducing drawings from the French royal collection, executed by Caylus. Cordellier/Py (1992) mentioned this print as published in Recueil Caylus, f.2.

The drawing is a study by Raphael (or one of his pupils) for the caryatid at far right under the fresco of The Liberation of St Peter in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican.
  • Creator(s)

    Anne Claude Philippe, Comte de Caylus (1692-1765) (etcher)

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

  • 35.4 x 23.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    25.9 x 16.3 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Architectural decoration & motifs
            • Caryatids & telamons
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza d'Eliodoro [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.205 G.24

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p.250, under no.348