The School of Athens; Plato and Aristotle in a classical architectural setting surrounded by a number of philosophers from antiquity; after the fresco in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican Palace

After Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) Italian
Engraver Giorgio Ghisi Italian
Publisher Hieronymus Cock Netherlandish

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Sir Robert Walpole acquired a seventeenth-century copy of Raphael's "School of Athens" fresco at the Vatican, and hung it in the Common Parlour at Houghton Hall. This was among the works bought by Catherine the Great in 1779, and is now at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg.

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