The museum is closed at 5pm, but the outside grounds will be filled with lots of outdoor Noel Night activities until 9pm. 

The School of Athens, 1779

  • Giuseppe Cades, Italian, 1750-1799
  • Calcografia Nazionale, Italian
  • Raphael, Italian, 1483-1520
  • Giovanni Volpato, Italian, 1733-1803

Engraving printed in black ink on wove paper

  • Plate: 22 3/8 × 29 1/4 inches (56.8 × 74.3 cm) Sheet: 30 3/4 × 42 3/4 inches (78.1 × 108.6 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps


Watermark: P. M. Drystamp, within plate mark, lower right corner: REGIA CALCOGRAFIA DI ROMA (in circle) (Lugt 2144)

Inscribed, in plate, as part of the image, upper left: RAPHAEL | SANTIVS | PINX Inscribed, upper right: IN AEDIBVS | VATICA | NIS. Inscribed, lower left: Joseph Cades delineavit Inscribed, lower right: Joannes Volpato sculpsit et vendit Romae Inscribed, lower center: P10 SEXTO PONT. MAX. | BONARVM ARTIVM RESTITVTORI AC VINDICI D.D.D. Inscribed, lower left: Roma, presso la Calcografia Camerale Inscribed, lower right: JOANNES VOLPATO Inscribed, in brown ink, lower left corner: No 1210. The School of Athens. By - Giovanni Volpato.

Mrs. James E. Scripps

1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Giovanni Volpato; after Giuseppe Cades; after Raphael, The School of Athens, 1779, engraving printed in black ink on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1S1210.