Caryatid, Raphael
Raphael
Caryatid
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Realisation

Raffael (Werkstatt): Papst Urban I., ca. 1520-1524, Fresko. Palazzo Apostolico, Sala di Constantino, Cittá del Vaticano, Rom

Raphael

Caryatid, ca. 1520


Blatt
330 x 144 mm
Inventory Number
421
Object Number
421 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Creating the impression of an elegant sculpture in high relief, this late Raphael drawing is a study for the wall decoration of the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. By the time of his sudden death in 1520, the master had completed only designs for that room, which were then carried to realization by his workshop. Enhanced by a bit of brush wash, the black chalk softly models the subject, thus emphasizing the sensual corporality of a figure which reflects the influence of classical sculpture.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Caryatid
Draughtsman
Contractor, employer
Production Place
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Unten rechts Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356); verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
Watermark
  • Gekreuzte Pfeile [Bindedraht als Mittelachse]
Work Catalogues
  • Joannides 1983.246.452
  • Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983.588

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 48C24 piece of sculpture, reproduction of a piece of sculpture
  • 31AA2511(+51) arm raised upward - AA - both arms or hands (+ standing)

Research and Discussion

Research

Historic Attribution

Provenance

Object History
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.

Information

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Last update

18.05.2022