Raphael · The interior of the Pantheon
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
A free-hand study of the Pantheon by Raphael which has been completed at the right by another hand in order to show, inaccurately, the entrance. The entrance may have been copied by the second artist from a now lost second drawing by Raphael, and in combining them he compressed them, omitting a fourth tabernacle and a third column-screen, in order to obtain a (false) symmetry. This sheet was probably used by Raphael during an unrecorded Roman visit of 1506 or 1507, a date which corresponds well to the style. (+)
At his request, Raphael was buried in the Pantheon.