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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Study for the 'Disputa' c.1853-76

Albumen print | 23.9 x 39.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852435

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1508-09) now in the British Museum, London (1900,0824.108). The drawing is a compositional study for the lower left-hand group in the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted by Raphael in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican between 1508 and 1511.

Ruland (1876) catalogued the drawing as being then in the collection of Henry Gasc, Paris. Copies of the drawing survive in the Louvre (inv. no.3974) and in the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest (inv. no.F(1898)137). A closely related study by Raphael (differing from the British Museum sheet in details and scale of figures) may have once existed, as suggested by two copies currently in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.58a; see RCIN 852434) and in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3884v; see 852437).
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 23.9 x 39.4 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.183 B.109

    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); p.29, no.33

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.183, no.204

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.134-6, no.16