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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 naked figure clinging to a wall c.1853-76

Albumen print | 42.4 x 24.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852832

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A photograph of a drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.283). Formerly attributed to Raphael, the drawing is no longer thought to be by him. It is clearly related to the figure of naked man clinging to the wall in the attemp of escaping from the burning city on the left of Raphael's fresco of The Fire in the Borgo, executed in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican in c.1514. A very similar red chalk drawing (sometimes attributed to Raphael and sometimes to one of his workshop artists) is in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.4882; see RCIN 852831).