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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes

Study for the figure of one the Muses in the 'Parnassus'


Lithograph | RCIN 852506

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