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

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

Study for a caryatid c.1853-76

Albumen print | 27.2 x 13.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853002

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A photograph of a drawing generally attributed to Raphael (c.1520) now in the Städel Museum, Graphische Sammlung, Frankfurt am Main (inv. no.421). The drawing is a study for the caryatid painted by Raphael's workshop above the allegorical figure of Charity on the right of Urban I in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. The attribution of the drawing is a matter of ongoing debate, with some scholars attributing it to Raphael and others to one of his assistants (Penni/Giulio Romano). For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 27.2 x 13.4 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • 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]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.240 D.10

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.246, no.452

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.196-8, no.34