9 July 2002
Felice Giani (San Sebastiano Curone 1758-1823 Rome)
Raphael's studio, with pupils drawing from antique sculpture
with inscription 'Gianni' (recto)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark twice-encircled fleur-de-lys, the countermark indistinct
20 x 31 in. (510 x 790 mm.)
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The exact location shown in this drawing eludes identification, but it clearly owes a debt to Raphael's School of Athens in the Stanze della Segnatura in the Vatican.
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