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

Jacob Matham (1571-1631)

The Parnassus c.1591-1621

Engraving | 41.3 x 67.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852459

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A print reproducing the fresco of the Parnassus, painted by Raphael in c.1510-11 in the Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican. Lettered in Latin with production details on the window architrave. Four verses in Latin apparently by C. Schoneus on a fictive sheet of paper attached to the door frame at lower centre. Upper right corner damaged.
  • Creator(s)

    Jacob Matham (1571-1631) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
    Homer (active 850 BC?)
    Sappho
    Virgil (70-19 BC)
    Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75)
  • 41.3 x 67.8 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Poets
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Muses
            • Apollo (myth)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Greece
          • Mount Parnassus [Greece]
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza della Segnatura [Vatican Palace]
                    • Vatican-Stanza della Segnatura-Parnassus
    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Poetry
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.185 C.2

    Hollstein XI, p.227, no.183

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Chapman/Plazzotta/Henry 2004 : Chapman, H, Plazzotta, C, Henry, T. Raphael. From Urbino to Rome. London, 2004 pp.51-5, fig.38