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The frescoes in the Vatican Palace commissioned by Popes Julius II and Leo X

After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

A Papal Procession c.1853-76

Salted paper print | 22.6 x 23.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852690

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A photograph of a drawing attributed to Raphael (c.1520) now in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (inv. no.1.1.r.12).

The drawing connects with sheets now in the Louvre (inv. no.3874) and in Stockholm (inv. no.329), and with a finished modello in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no.1948), usually described as discarded designs by Giulio Romano for the Costantine cycle in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. Whether Raphael had this destination in mind when he executed the drawing now in Boston is ongoing matter of debate.

Ruland (1876) associated the drawing with Raphael's fresco of The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, executed in 1511-12 in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 22.6 x 23.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Chairs
              • Gestatorial Chairs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.200 B.29

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.245, no.447

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.199-201, no.35