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cat048 (Franco 7043)

Giovanni Battista Franco
After Raphael

Sts Peter and John Healing a Lame Man

Etching and engraving, 272 × 406 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 7043
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Two decades after the publication of Parmigianino’s print, Raphael’s tapestry composition was also reproduced by Giovanni Battista Franco. Instead of the cartoon or Parmigianino’s print, the Venetian artist worked on the basis of Raphael’s early compositional study, today lost, in which the twisted right column was represented as a plain one.

cat010 (Franco 2196)

Giovanni Battista Franco

Study for a Group, after Raphael’s Disputa

c. 1545
Pen and wash in brown ink, over black chalk
241 × 395 mm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2196




The Venetian painter and engraver was active mainly in Rome and Florence. His Budapest drawing is a copy after Raphael’s preliminary study for the group at lower left in the Disputa. The original drawing, today in the British Museum, London, shows a change in Raphael’s initial concept: here he introduced the altar, the central motif for both the arrangement and content of the fresco. The Sacrament is the physical manifestation of God’s presence, and its mystical transformation into Christ’s flesh inspires the debate of the assembled theologians.