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Lot 3After Raphael (Raffaele Sanzio da Urbino)
16th Century
The School of Athens (detail of lower left)
Gray wash over black chalk on two joined sheets of brown paper
14 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches (37.5 x 39.5 cm)
Private collection
This portion of the composition of Raphael's painting shows (lower register, from left) the philosophers Epicurus (wearing a wreath), Boethius (left foreground, leaning forward), Averroes (wearing a turban), and, seated in the foreground and writing in a book, Pythagoras (thought to be a portrait of the architect Donato Bramante). Standing to his right are (possibly) Hypatia and Parmenides. The identificaton of other figures is less certain.

Sold for $9,375
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Mounted on light canvas. Losses around the edges. Several horizontal tears in the main body of the work; smaller tears along the lower edge. There is a horizontal crease running parallel to the upper edge.

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