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Unknown, Cast of a bust of Raphael
Unknown, Cast of a bust of Raphael
Unknown, Cast of a bust of Raphael
Unknown, Cast of a bust of Raphael

Cast of a bust of Raphael, 1833


RA Collection: Art

On free display in Central Hall

This is a plaster cast of Giuseppe Fabris' bronze bust of Raphael (1833), which is located in a niche above Raphael’s tomb in the Pantheon, Rome. Fabris’ bust was itself made to replace an earlier marble bust by Paolo Naldini (1674) which in 1820 was moved to the Capitoline Museums in Rome.

This is one of eight busts of artists and architects installed in the 'Octagon' in the Main Galleries at Burlington House when the RA moved there in 1868. It lacks the shoulders of Fabris’ bust.

Further Reading

Maria H. Loh, Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master, Princeton, 2015, pp.44-6.

Object details

Cast of a bust of Raphael
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700 mm x 420 mm x 300 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
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