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The School of Athens

Image credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Traditionally attributed to Giulio Romano, this painting is a fine early seventeenth-century copy of Raphael's fresco in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican, Rome. The copyist has improvised an area lower left where a door cuts through the fresco. Raphael's lunette-shaped composition is embellished by allegorical figures in the spandrels of this painting which are based on the Sibyls painted by Michelangelo on the Sistine ceiling.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



The School of Athens


oil on canvas


H 170.4 x W 234 cm

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Presented by Sir Francis Page, 1804

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