Artist Giovanni Volpato, Italian, 1733-1803
Artist after Giuseppe Cades, Italian, 1750-1799
Artist after Raphael, Italian, 1483-1520
Publisher Calcografia Nazionale, Italian
Title
  • The School of Athens
Date 1779
Medium Engraving printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Plate: 22 3/8 × 29 1/4 inches (56.8 × 74.3 cm)
Sheet: 30 3/4 × 42 3/4 inches (78.1 × 108.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1210
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Watermark: P. M.
Drystamp, within plate mark, lower right corner: REGIA CALCOGRAFIA DI ROMA (in circle) (Lugt 2144)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, as part of the image, upper left: RAPHAEL | SANTIVS | PINX
Inscribed, upper right: IN AEDIBVS | VATICA | NIS.
Inscribed, lower left: Joseph Cades delineavit
Inscribed, lower right: Joannes Volpato sculpsit et vendit Romae
Inscribed, lower center: P10 SEXTO PONT. MAX. | BONARVM ARTIVM RESTITVTORI AC VINDICI D.D.D.
Inscribed, lower left: Roma, presso la Calcografia Camerale
Inscribed, lower right: JOANNES VOLPATO
Inscribed, in brown ink, lower left corner: No 1210. The School of Athens. By - Giovanni Volpato.
Mrs. James E. Scripps;
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)