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

Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-94)

The School of Athens dated 1776

Etching | 26.1 x 43.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852546

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A facsimile of a drawing attributed on plate to Raphael, when in the Praun collection in Nuremberg. Lettered with attribution and then location of the drawing. With engraver's name and date. Stamped with the collector's mark of Benjamin Robert Haydon (Lugt 412). Published in Johann Gottlieb Prestel, Dessins des meilleurs Peintres d'Italie, d'Allemagne, et des Pays-Bas, du Cabinet de Monsieur Paul de Praun à Nuremberg, 1780, plate 5. Another impression of this facsimile can be found at RCIN 852547.

Ruland (1876) noticed that the drawing reproduced in this print resembles a sheet by Parmigianino now in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle (RCIN 990533; a photograph at RCIN 852545), which is thought to be a copy after a lost modello by Raphael of The School of Athens distinct from the cartoon now in the Ambrosiana, Milan. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-94) (etcher)

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

  • 26.1 x 43.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.190 D.86

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    P&W : Popham, A.E. & Wilde, J., 1949. The Italian Drawings of the XV and XVI Centuries in the Collection of His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle, London pp.284-5, no.598r

    Haverkamp-Begemann 1988 : Haverkamp-Begemann, E. Creative Copies. Interpretative Drawings from Michelangelo to Picasso, 1988. pp.47-9, no.8 (entry by Judith Cohen)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.378, no.F 2.13