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

Stefano Mulinari (1741-90)

Study for the figure of a Muse published 1778

Etching | 40.6 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852495

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A facsimile of a drawing currently in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no.1220E). Lettered with artists' names. Numbered at top right. Published in Istoria pratica dell'incominciamento, e progressi della pittura, Florence 1778, plate 44.

The Uffizi drawing is a copy of a study by Raphael (c.1510) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.inv. no.WA1846.182r; see RCIN 852491 for a photograph of it), preparatory for the figure of the third standing muse to the left of Apollo in the fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. For further discussion on the two drawings, see RCIN 852491 and 852494.
  • Creator(s)

    Stefano Mulinari (1741-90) (printmaker)

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

  • 40.6 x 29.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    35.3 x 24.0 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Muses
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Greece
          • Mount Parnassus [Greece]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.187 C.I.80

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Weigel 1865 : Weigel, R., 1865. Die Werke der maler in ihren Hand zeichnungen, 2 vols, Leipzig. p.604, no.7152

    Inventario Uffizi. Disegni Esposti II 1987 : Disegni esposti, vol. 2, 1987 / a cura di Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Florence (Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi) p.507, under no.1220E

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.383, no.F 3.6