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

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Study of a naked man holding a sword c.1853-76

Albumen print | 27.1 x 20.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852658

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A photograph of a drawing by Raphael (c.1510) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv .no.189 v). The drawing is a first thought for the figure of the executioner in the Judgement of Solomon, one of the four rectangular frescoes painted on the vault of the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican, a photograph of which can be found at RCIN 852654. A very similar study for the executioner occurs in a drawing now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.196; a photograph at RCIN 852656).
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 27.1 x 20.1 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    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-Ceiling
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.197 F.VIII.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.195, no.252r

    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.103