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

Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902)

Study for the lower portion of the Disputa c.1850-60

Aquatint with roulette work | 30.9 x 47.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852424

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1508-09) currently in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.53(45)). Lettered with production details along the lower margin. Stamped with the printmaker's stamp in the lower right corner, within image (Lugt 2791). Published in Collection de Dessins originaux de grands maîtres, gravés en fac-similé par Alphonse Leroy, avec texte explicatif par MM. F. Reiset et F. Villot, Paris 1857-59[?].

The drawing is a preliminary study for the lower portion of the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted by Raphael in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican between 1508 and 1511.
  • Creator(s)

    Alphonse-Alexandre Leroy (1820-1902) (printmaker)

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

    Drouart : 11 Rue de Fouarre, Paris (printer)

  • 30.9 x 47.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    44.7 cm (Width) (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • 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.182 B.99

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.182, no.199

    Peronnet 1997 : Peronnet, B, 1997. Dessins italiens du Musee Conde a Chantilly II. Raphael et son cercle, Paris pp.50-53, no.6

    Clayton 1999 : Clayton, M. Raphael and his Circle. Drawings from Windsor Castle, London pp.68-72, under nos.16-17