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

J. Cossin (18C)

The School of Athens c.1700-1800

Engraving | 62.9 x 81.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852528

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An engraving reproducing Raphael's fresco of the School of Athens, painted around 1509-10 in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican. Lettered with titles at lower centre, and production details within image. The scene is identified on the print as St Paul preaching in Athens, a story told in the Acts of the Apostles (chapter XVII) and lettered (in Latin and French) below image. The arched format of the fresco's composition was changed and adapted to the rectangular format of the engraving.
  • Creator(s)

    J. Cossin (18C) (engraver)

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

    Cars, Père et Fils : Rue St Jacques au Nom de Jesus, Paris (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Euclid (active 300 BC)
    Ptolemy (c. 100-c. 178)
    Zoroaster
    Aristotle (384-322 BC)
    Diogenes (d. c. 323 BC)
    Socrates (469-399 BC)
  • 62.9 x 81.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    59.4 x 76.0 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    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-School of Athens
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.189 D.I.4