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A woman representing astrology or philosophy. Engraving by P. Ghigi after L. Agricola after Raphael.

  • Raphael, 1483-1520.
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25694i
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Description

Cherubs hold up placards with the lettering "Causarum cognitio". The woman holds books entitled "Moralis" and "Na[tural]is". Her dress has designs of fishes and scorpions. On the chests of both the statues is a scene showing an old man holding out his hand to a woman emerging from water; a scorpion lies between them. The statues bear two birds and a small man on their heads

Publication/Creation

Rome (al Corso no. 228.229) : Presso Giacomo Antonelli.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 31.1 x 26.9 cm

Lettering

L'astrologia. La pittura originale dipinta dal Gran Raffaele nelle Stanze del Vaticano. Luigi Agricola delin. Pietro Ghigi incise.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 25694i

Reproduction note

From the frescoes on the vault of the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican
Raphael's original (and usually the prints after it) name the figure as philosophy, not astrology

Languages

  • Italian


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