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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 figure of one the Muses in the 'Parnassus' c.1853-76

Albumen print | 23.5 x 20.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852504

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A photograph of the verso of a drawing by Raphael (c.1510) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.219v). The drawing is a preparatory study for the muse seen from the rear, standing on the extreme right of the group around Apollo in Raphael's fresco of Parnassus, painted in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. A photograph of the recto can be found at RCIN 852487.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 23.5 x 20.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.188 C.I.89

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.192, no.240v

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p.135, under no.162