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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


Study of a male figure seen from behind

published 31 August 179?

Etching | 27.2 x 29.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852450

A facsimile of a drawing ascribed on plate to Raphael, formerly thought to be a preliminary sketch for the figure of the man seen from behind standing on the altar-steps in the Disputa (The Disputation of the Holy Sacrament), painted by Raphael in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican between 1508 and 1511. Lettered with date and production details at lower right, and name of Raphael at lower left. Annotated in pencil on the back. According to Ruland (1876), the facsimile was made by Count Morys, and the original drawing was then untraced. Another impression of this facsimile can be found at RCIN 852449.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Paul Jean Baptiste de Bourgevin Vialart, Count de Saint-Morys (1743-95) (printmaker)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • annotation:
    Pf 24. B. I. 123a [back, lower left, in pencil]

  • 27.2 x 29.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    20.4 x 15.0 cm (platemark)

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Disputa
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.184 B.123a(add)