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

Adam von Bartsch (1757-1821)

Two women with a child whose hands are joined in prayer c.1780-1821

Etching | 33.4 x 24.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852829

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A facsimile of a drawing attributed to Raphael (c.1514) now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.4878). Lettered with artists' names in lower corners.

The drawing is a preparatory study for the group painted in the centre foreground of Raphael's fresco of The Fire in the Borgo, executed in the Stanza dell'Incendio in the Vatican in c.1514. The authorship of the drawing (sometimes attributed to Penni or Giulio Romano) is subject of much debate; for a photograph of a drawing, see RCIN 852828.
  • Creator(s)

    Adam von Bartsch (1757-1821) (etcher)

    After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 33.4 x 24.6 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.208 B.III.19

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.226, no.369

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) p.344