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- Series: Original Designs in his Majesty's Collection
Plate XLIII: A winged woman, Poetry personified, sitting on a throne of clouds, holding a lyre in her left arm and a closed book in her right; after Raphael. 1809
Soft-ground etching, with etching and aquatint
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Height: 412 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 285 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- After drawing by Raphael in Royal Collection (RL 12734).
From "Original Designs of the Most Celebrated Masters in his Majesty's Collection" published by John Chamberlaine in 1812; for comment see 1857,0613.846.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- There is nothing on the verso or in BM records to reveal the provenance. But this is one of a small group of prints made by F C Lewis in 1809 which were incorporated by Thomas Philipe in the albums of Italian artists that he was then in the process of assembling. Other earlier prints that Philipe gave himself have the initials TP. So these ones do not come from him, and it seems very likely that the donor was F C Lewis, who on several later occasions in 1817 and 1836 made gifts of his own work to the BM.
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