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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes

GÉRARD AUDRAN (1640-1703)

A caryatid from the Stanza di Eliodoro


Etching | 43.3 x 22.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852778

A print reproducing one of the caryatids painted on the dado below the fresco of 'The Liberation of St Peter' in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. This caryatid is generally interpreted as representing Commerce. Lettered with artists' names at lower left. Numbered at upper left: 9. Published in 'Diverses Figures Hieroglyphiques Peinte par Raphael d'Urbin dans une des salles du Vatican à Rome', a series of 13 plates reproducing figures painted on the dado in the Stanza di Eliodoro.
  • Creator(s)

    Gérard Audran (1640-1703) (publisher)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 43.3 x 22.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    41.1 x 18.8 cm (platemark)


  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Architectural decoration & motifs
            • Caryatids & telamons
    • Social sciences
      • Trade
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Stanza d'Eliodoro [Vatican Palace]
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    pp.52-3, VI.9 (entry by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò) (Raphael Invenit 1985 : Bernini Pezzini, G. et al., 1985. Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome)