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The school of Athens: people posing for studies of some of the philosophers. Etching by P.P.A. Robert and colour woodcut by N. Le Sueur after Raphael.

Raphael, 1483-1520.
[between 1729 and 1742]

About this work


In reverse to the painting in the Vatican. Right, "Archimedes", writing in a book with his left hand. A turbanned man ("Averroes") looks over his shoulder. Centre, a model using a stick to support his pose, serving as the model for "Parmenides", left, who points to a passage in an open volume


[Paris] : [publisher not identified], [between 1729 and 1742]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with woodcut, printed in colour ; platemark 32.3 x 36.2 cm


Estudes pour le tableau de l'école d'Athènes ; D'après le dessein de Raphael d'Urbain, qui est dans le cabinet de Mr. Crozat. Gravé de la meme grandeur à l'eau forte par P P A Robert, peintre de M. le Cardinal de Rohan, et en bois sous sa conduite par Nicolas le Sueur.

Publications note

R. Weigel, Die Werke der Maler in ihren Handzeichnungen, Leipzig: R. Weigel, 1865, no. 6979, p. 589
Not in: Raphael invenit, Rome 1985


Wellcome Library no. 3010848i

Lettering note

Bears number: no. 44



  • French

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