The unbelieving Thomas, Raphael
Raphael
The unbelieving Thomas
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Raffael: Der ungläubige Thomas, ca. 1510-1514, Feder in Hellbraun über Stift auf Papier, 231 x 377 mm. Inv. Nr. PD.125-1961, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Realisation

Italienisch, 16. Jahrhundert, nach Raffael: Der ungläubige Thomas, Anfang 16. Jahrhundert, Bronze, 88,5 cm (Durchmesser). Abbazia di Chiaravalle

Raphael

The unbelieving Thomas, ca. 1510 – 1514


Blatt
210 x 201 mm
Inventory Number
4302
Object Number
4302 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This version of the Incredulity of Thomas – presumably executed as the final working drawing for a bronze relief in the Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria della Pace in Rome – was gone over in the eighteenth century in an effort to preserve it. We must therefore look very closely to detect what remains of Raphael’s original silverpoint drawing on pink prepared paper. In the process, we discover that he not only supplied the contours of the figures – who are arranged in a manner suitable for a relief –, but also modelled them with hatching.

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Title
The unbelieving Thomas
Draughtsman
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Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet oben links (mit der Feder in Braun): z. arft.; darunter (mit der Feder in Braun): '3°6|IV°|; verso mittig (mit schwarzem Stift): Rafael urbino // D; unten links (mit grauem Stift): [...] / G. 2. rL // 3. 8 / b 7 1/2 // fo
Bezeichnet unten links vom Sammler Antoine Rutgers, Amsterdam (mit der Feder in Schwarz, nicht bei Lugt): Raf: da Vrbino. 1520.; verso unten links Trockenstempel der Sammlung Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam (Lugt 2034); Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
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Work Catalogues
  • Joannides 1983.211.313
  • Knab/Mitsch/Oberhuber 1983.594.401

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Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

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  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 20,24-29

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73E364 Thomas touching or stretching out his hands to touch the wound in Christ's side, sometimes Christ leading Thomas' hand

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26.01.2023