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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 seated bishop and standing deacons c.1853-76

Albumen print | 13.2 x 15.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852811

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A photograph of the verso of a drawing now in the Kunstmuseum in Düsseldorf (inv. no.F.P. 11v). The drawing is generally thought to be a preparatory study (by Raphael or one of his pupils) for the fresco of The Coronation of Charlemagne, painted in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican in c.1516-17. The study connects with a seated bishop depicted in the left background of the fresco, and with two deacons taking part in the coronation ceremony.
  • Creator(s)

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

  • 13.2 x 15.7 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Church government. Ecclesiastical organization
              • Clergy
                • Bishops
                • Deacons
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Public life
          • Coronations
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.207 B.II.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983 : Raffaello. I disegni 1983 : I disegni. (Catalogo dei Disegni a cura di Oberhuber, Ferino Pagden, Huber), Florence 1983 p.629, no.509

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.227, no.372v