Mobile menu

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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Study for the figure of Diogenes in 'The School of Athens' c.1853-76

Albumen print | 23.3 x 27.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852557

Your share link is...

  Close

A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt (inv. no.380).

All studies refer to the figure of the philosopher lying on the steps in the centre of Raphael's School of Athens, painted in c.1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Following Vasari's account of the fresco, this figure is usually identified as the Greek philosopher Diogenes the Cynic (Diogenes of Sinope).
  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Diogenes (d. c. 323 BC)
  • 23.3 x 27.1 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.190 D.103

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.190, no.232

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.143-5, no.19