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Raphael's tomb in the Pantheon, Rome: 3404B

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Raphael's tomb in the Pantheon, Rome


Draughtsman: Williams, Penry




History note: From the artist to Sir Thomas Lawrence; Sir W. Drake (1817-1890)

Measurements and weight

Height: 213 mm
Width: 164 mm

Relative size of this object

16.4 m21.3 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Rome ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921-03) by Newton Robinson, C. E.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Sepia wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink with sepia wash, within double ruled ink margins, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P Wms del Rome
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: (page 183 2nd vol. R. 1836)

  • Text: Il busto di quel gran principe della Romana fu fatto scalpire da Carla Maratta ammiratore profondo di quel / sommo maestro, e feceto Collocari pel Pantheon, presso luogo della sua sepotura da dova assiem cogli attri fu / trasportato nella Protomoteca Capitaline / desa del Campidaglio di P. Righetti.
  • Location: Left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Ebbe Raffaello dal Bembo qusto epitaffio / Raphaeli Sanctio-gionn-f-arbinali / see Vasari life of Raffael
  • Location: Upper centre
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: reverse way

  • Text: Il suo cadavere fu seppelito in S. Maria della Rotonda com'egli avera ordinato nel suo testamenti to sotto la statua della Virgine / Santissima della da Sasso - Il Care Bembo fece scalpice sul sepolcio il sequente distico' / ille hic est Raffael. Se Squale versi furono cositradotti poi dal / & ... Bellori (Questo è quel Raffael, cui vivo, vinta / (Esser terneo Natura, e morto, estinta
  • Location: Right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: Lugt 736

  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Collector's mark
  • Text: Penry Williams Given by him to Sir Thomas Lawrence
  • Location: Old mount, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3404B
Primary reference Number: 14441
Lugt: 736
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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