"The School of Athens"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1768-1799

GUSN

GUSN-17459

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

Descriptive Terms

engravings (prints)
ink
paper (fiber product)
Engraving

Inscription

Beneath image at left: ""Joseph Cades delineavit"" and at right ""Joannes Volpato sculpsit, et vindit Romae""

Maker

Volpato, Giovanni, 1740-1803 (Maker)
After Raphael (Italian painter, architect, 1483-1520) (Artist)

Location of Origin

Italy

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

27 1/4 x 35 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Arthur and Susan Cabot Lyman

Accession Number

1978.4.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)