Oldal kiválasztása

Raphael
(1483−1520)

Head of an Angel

c. 1519–20
Black chalk, heightened with white
308 × 254 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 1943

 

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Technique

Greyish black chalk or charcoal and brownish charcoal, heightened with white, on paper.

Inscriptions

Inscribed in pen and brown ink on the recto: ‘Raphael Urbinas/28’ and numbered in pencil on the secondary sheet of the verso: ‘No 11’

Provenance

Charles Rogers (Lugt 624); Nicolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1965 and 1966); Hungarian National Picture Gallery (Lugt 2000 and a stamp not in Lugt)

Literature

Johann David Passavant, Raphaël d’Urbin et son père Giovanni Santi, 2 vols., Paris 1860, vol. 2, no. 244 (in the manner of Raphael)

Charles Ruland, The Works of Raphael Santi da Urbino as Represented in the Raphael Collection in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, London 1876, p. 335, no. XXIV (attributed to Raphael)

Joseph Schönbrunner and Joseph Meder, Handzeichnungen Alter Meister aus der Albertina und anderen Sammlungen, 12 vols., Vienna 1895–1908, no. 748 (in the manner of Sodoma)

Edith Hoffmann, Miniatúrák és olasz rajzok, exhibition and check-list, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts 1930, no. 37 (sixteenth-century Roman Artist)

Iván Fenyő, Középitáliai rajzok: Bologna, Firenze, Róma, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts 1963, no. 24 (attributed to Raphael)

Paul Joannides, The Drawings of Raphael, with a Complete Catalogue, Oxford 1983, no. 451

Eckhart Knab, Erwin Mitsch, and Konrad Oberhuber, Raphael: Die Zeichnungen, Stuttgart 1983, no. 596

Catherine Monbeig-Goguel, ‘The Drawings of Raphael, with a Complete Catalogue by Paul Joannides and Raphael: Die Zeichnungen by Erwin Knab et al.’, The Burlington Magazine 126 (1984), p. 439, note 4 (doubts the attribution to Raphael)

Rolf Quedneau, Die Sala di Costantino im Vatikanischen Palast: Zur Dekoration der beiden Medici-Päpste Leo X und Clemens VII, Hildesheim and New York 1979, p. 248, note 8

Dominique Cordellier and Bernadette Py, Inventaire Général des Dessins Italiens V: Raphaël, son Atelier, ses Copistes, Paris 1992, under no. 952

Dominique Cordellier and Bernadette Py, Raffaello e i Suoi: Disegni di Raffaello e della Sua Cerchia, exhibition catalogue, Rome, Villa Medici 1992, under no. 132

Loránd Zentai, Sixteenth-Century Central Italian Drawings: An Exhibition from the Museum’s Collection, exhibition catalogue, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts 1998, no. 11 (attributed to Raphael)

Mauro Natale, Rafael: Retrato de un joven, exhibition catalogue, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza 2005–6, no. 12

Tom Henry and Paul Joannides: Late Raphael, exhibition catalogue, Madrid, Museo del Prado and Paris, Musee du Louvre 2012–13, under nos. 25–28 (attributed to Giulio Romano

Condition

Paper adhered to a secondary sheet. Stained, abraded and worn overall surface. Cracks, creases and foxing throughout. Small losses at upper right. Scratches at several areas but contours not indented. A vertical crease at left caused by the folding of the sheet. Torn near the collector’s stamp at the lower left corner. Losses of the white heightening at the shoulder of the figure.

In ultraviolet-induced luminescence


In ultraviolet-induced luminescence in greyscale


In raking light


IR reflectograph, raking light