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

Oswald Ufer (1828-83)

The Parnassus c.1848-73

Engraving | 67.7 x 87.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852460

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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 with production details. With coat of arms at lower centre (related to the Kingdom of Saxony) and head of Dante in profile at lower right. Annotated in pencil on both sides. Not in Ruland (1876).
  • Creator(s)

    Oswald Ufer (1828-83) (engraver)

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

    Filippo Severati (1819-92) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Homer (active 850 BC?)
    Sappho
    Virgil (70-19 BC)
    Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75)
    Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
  • annotation: p.185. I.2a. [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: Pf.25. C.I.2a / 852460 [back, lower right corner, in pencil]
  • 67.7 x 87.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    56.1 x 73.3 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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.2a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.36, no.II.9 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

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