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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)

Study for the figure of Dante c.1860--76

Carbon print | 32.7 x 15.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852481

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.241). The drawing is an early copy of a double-sided study sheet by Raphael currently in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 912760v), preparatory for the figure of Dante in the fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. The Albertina copy combines the head of Dante drawn on the recto of the Windsor sheet with his drapery sketched on the verso.

Ruland (1876) catalogued the drawing as an original study by Raphael for the entire figure of Dante.
  • Creator(s)

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

    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
  • 32.7 x 15.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • People
      • Poets
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Greece
          • Mount Parnassus [Greece]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.186 C.I.66

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael in der Albertina 1983 : aus Anlass des 500. Geburtstages des Ku╠łnstlers, Vienna 1983 pp.160-1, no.56

    Clayton 1999 : Clayton, M. Raphael and his Circle. Drawings from Windsor Castle, London p.76, under no.18v