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

Ferdinand Piloty the Elder (1786-1844)

Study for the figure of one the Muses in the 'Parnassus' c.1810-20

Lithograph | 20.1 x 10.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852506

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A lithograph after a copy of a drawing by Raphael now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.219v). Lettered with artists' names. Published in Christian von Mannlich, Les Oeuvres Lithographiques, 6 vols., Munich 1811-16, vol.4, plate 48.

The Albertina sheet is a (now fragmentary) study for the figure of 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 Albertina drawing can be found at RCIN 852504.
  • Creator(s)

    Ferdinand Piloty the Elder (1786-1844) (lithographer)

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

  • 20.1 x 10.8 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    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.91

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.385, no.F 3.11