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"The School of Athens"

Description

Interior scene showing Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle in center, surrounded by groups of other philosophers and mathematicians. Lower left foreground, Pythagoras writes in book; at right, Euclid with a compass demonstrates to four young men. Scene framed by arch with the inscription: "Raphael in aedibus santius, vatica pinx nis". Engraving copied from Raphael painting--1510.

Details

Maker
Volpato, Giovanni, 1740-1803 (Maker)
After Raphael (Artist)
Date
1768-1799
Inscriptions
Beneath image at left: ""Joseph Cades delineavit"" and at right ""Joannes Volpato sculpsit, et vindit Romae""
Location of origin
Italy
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Engraving
engravings (prints)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
27 1/4 x 35 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1978.4.1
Credit Line
Gift of the children of Arthur and Susan Cabot Lyman
GUSN
17459

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