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Facsimiles Of Original Studies By Raffaelle, In The University Galleries, Oxford. Etched By Joseph Fisher.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: Bell And Daldy, 186, Fleet Street., 1865.

Physical Description

31, [1] p., 39 (incl. frontis. port.), 61 pl.; 255 mm. (Quarto.)


[Half-t., frontis. (port.), t.p.] - Introduction - Studies By Raffaelle [description of plates]; [colophon] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Most plates in both series are signed as painted or drawn by Raphael. In the first series most are also signed as engraved by J. Fisher; in the second series, a few as engraved by him.

The text printer is named in the colophon: 'Chiswick Press: - Printed By Whittingham And Wilkins, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.'


C. Whistler, Michelangelo and Raphael drawings [Ashmolean Handbooks] (1990); P. Joannides, The drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue (1983); J.A. Gere and N. Turner, Drawings by Raphael from the Royal Library, the Ashmolean, the British Museum, Chatsworth [exhibition catalogue] (1983); D. Sutton, 'Oxford and the Lawrence collection of drawings', in Italian drawings from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford [exhibition catalogue] (1970), p. vii-xxxiii; J.C. Robinson, A critical account of the drawings by Michel Angelo and Raffaello in the University Galleries, Oxford (1870).

Summary Note

This is an account of one of the most representative collections of Raphael's drawings. Most of them were given to the Ashmolean in 1845 and 1846, and had previously belonged to Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.

The plates show drawings of miscellaneous subjects. One (pl. 44) is a facsimile of his handwriting.

Binding Note

19th-century quarter red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Original Studies By Raffaelle.', 'London Bell & Daldy'. Binding repaired by Wessely in 1993.

Name as Subject


Drawings - Italy - 16th century
Collections - Great Britain - Oxfordshire - Oxford - 19th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century