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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


A caryatid holding a globe upon which stands a winged Victory


Etching | 43.7 x 26.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852780

A print reproducing one of the caryatids designed by Raphael for the dado decoration in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. This caryatid is generally interpreted as representing Nobility. Lettered with publishing line along the lower margin. Numbered at upper left: 1. Plate 1 and title-page from '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 : Rue St Jacques, Paris (Gérard Audran (1640-1703)) (publisher)

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

  • 43.7 x 26.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    42.5 x 24.5 cm (platemark)


    Diverses figures / Hierogliphiques / Peinte par Raphael / d'Urbin dans une / des Salles du / Vatican à Rome.

  • 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
    • 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.1 (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)