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

Nepomuk Strixner (1782-1855)

Study for the figure of St Ambrose in the 'Disputa' c.1810-20

Lithograph | 24.6 x 16.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852447

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A lithographic facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1508-09) now in the Graphische Sammlung, Munich (inv. no.2458). Lettered with Raphael's name on the lower left corner. Annotated in pencil at lower right. Published in Christian von Mannlich, Les Oeuvres Lithographiques, 6 vols., Munich 1811-16, vol.1.

The drawing is a preparatory study for the figure of St Ambrose, seated on the right of the altar in the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted by Raphael in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican between 1508 and 1511.

On the verso of this drawing is a depiction of a praying youth (for a lithograph of it, see RCIN 854304).
  • Creator(s)

    Nepomuk Strixner (1782-1855) (lithographer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Ambrose
  • annotation: fr. 30 / Munchen [front, lower right, in pencil]
  • 24.6 x 16.1 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
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Church government. Ecclesiastical organization
              • Clergy
                • Bishops
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Disputa
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.184 B.121

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.184, no.208r

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.373, no.F 1.6