- Museum number
David and Bathsheba; with a group of soldiers moving through the street
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, heightened with white (mostly oxidised), over black chalk, squared for transfer
- Production date
- 1517 (circa)
Height: 214 millimetres
Width: 265 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Connected with the Logge (11th Arcade). See J.A. Gere and N. Turner, 'Drawings by Raphael', 1983, No 194.
Pouncey & Gere 1962
The fresco itself is rectangular, but in 1900,0611.2 the composition is represented with an arched top like the frescoes in the fourth and tenth arcades. The indication of an arched top can be seen in another drawing connected with a rectangular fresco, the 'Moses striking the Rock' in the Uffizi (509E). It has often been contended that the series of 'Logge' drawings of which 1900,0824.109; 1860,0616.82; 1900,0611.2; 1861,0608.150 form part are no more than later copies, but these discrepancies of shape provide an objective point in favour of their being part of the preparatory material. Freedberg gives 1900,0611.2, like 1861,0608.150 (and for the same reason, i.e. Vasari), to Perino.
Literature: Lawrence Gallery, Ninth Exhibition, no. 88; Passavant, ii, p. 535, l; Ruland, p. 224, xliv, no. 4; Freedberg, p. 415.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1983, BM, 'Drawings by Raphael', No. 194
1987/8 Oct-Jan, New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, 'Raphael', no. 44
2001 May-July, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, 'Raphael and the Aftermath'
2009 May-Sep, Ottawa, NG of Canada, From Raphael to the Carracci
2016-17, Oct-Jan, Suzhou, 'Italian Renaissance Drawings', no. 44
2019 11 Apr-30 Jun, Macau Museum of Art, Macau, 'Italian Renaissance Drawings'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- R. Willett and F.J. du Roveray both according to the Lawrence Gallery catalogue.
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