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

Frederick Christian Lewis (1779-1856)

Two men on the stairs, a sketch of a head shouting and other studies 1 - 1 May 1812

Aquatint with etching | 35.7 x 26.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852561

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A facsimile of a drawing by Raphael (c.1509) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.191). Lettered with title and production details. Published in W.Y. Ottley's Italian School of Design, London 1823.

The two figures ascending/descending steps appear (with slight changes) in the right half of Raphael's School of Athens. The sketch of the screaming head is for the Medusa head on Minerva's shield at upper right in the fresco.
  • Creator(s)

    Frederick Christian Lewis (1779-1856) (printmaker)

    Luigi Schiavonetti (1765-1810) (printmaker)

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

    Ottley, W.Y.: London (publisher)

  • 35.7 x 26.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.5 x 20.8 cm (image)

    35.0 x 24.9 cm (platemark)

  • A Study for the School of Athens.

  • 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.192 D.108

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.190, no.231