Study of a Warrior on Horseback, Raphael
Raphael
Study of a Warrior on Horseback
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Raffael: Die Begegnung von Papst Leo I. und Attila, ca. 1513, Wandfresko, ca. 800 x 450 cm (Bildfeld). Stanza dell'Eliodoro, Palazzo Apostolico, Città del Vaticano, Rom

Raphael

Study of a Warrior on Horseback, ca. 1511 – 1512


Blatt
198 x 144 mm
Inventory Number
1797
Object Number
1797 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Raphael’s fresco of the Meeting of Pope Leo the Great and Attila in the Stanza d’Eliodoro in the Vatican recounts how the king of the Huns is forced to retreat by the power of the Church and Christendom. An early study ultimately not used for the fresco, the fine silverpoint drawing with white heightening from the Städel collection investigates the heathen soldiers’ abrupt standstill and about-face. The figure is shown nude, his clothing merely alluded to; at the bottom right his torso is repeated, now wearing a cuirass. The horse is effectively described with no more than a few lines.

Work Data

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Title
Study of a Warrior on Horseback
Draughtsman
Production Place
Period Produced
School
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Material
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Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet in der Darstellung unten rechts unterhalb des rechten Reiters (vom Sammler? nicht bei Lugt, mit grauem Stift [Grafit]): PG [ligiert]; bezeichnet unten links (16. Jahrhundert, mit der Feder in Dunkelgrau): jŭncher von Prag.; unten rechts: Tüncher von Prag.
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Work Catalogues
  • Joannides 1983.218.339
  • Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983.600.457

Property and Acquisition

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 31A14(+2) human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude (+ back view)
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
  • 45B the soldier; the soldier's life
Secondary

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Historic Attribution
  • German, 16th century draughtsman

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02.12.2019