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

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

Study of a group of draped figures in a variety of poses c.1860-76

Carbon print | 26.3 x 39.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852438

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A photograph of a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael, catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. The drawing, which bears the collector's mark of Conte di Bardi (Lugt 336), is currently untraced and apparently hitherto not discussed in literature.

The drawing bears close resemblance to a sheet currently in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.225), thought to be a modello (by Raphael?) for the lower left side of the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament) painted in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican between 1508 and 1511. Other repetitions of the Albertina sheet survive in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3976), in the Royal Library at Turin (see RCIN 852441) and in the Uffizi (see RCIN 852442).
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 26.3 x 39.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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.183 B.112

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.188, no.222

    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.113, no.106