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

After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546)

A Pope in a gestatorial chair followed by a crowd including a Cardinal on horseback c.1860-76

Carbon print | 39.4 x 28.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852688

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A photograph of a drawing attributed to Giulio Romano now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.937). The drawing is generally regarded as one of Giulio’s discarded designs for the Costantine cycle in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican, painted between 1520 and 1524. Another related drawing is in Stockholm (inv. no.329), and the finished modello is now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no.1948).

Ruland (1876) associated the photographed 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 Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

  • 39.4 x 28.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Chairs
              • Gestatorial Chairs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Church government. Ecclesiastical organization
              • Cardinals (papal appointees)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.200 B.27

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.245, no.448

    Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte) pp.557-8, no.937

    Jacoby/Sonnabend 2012: edited by J. Jacoby and M. Sonnabend, Frankfurt/Main 2012 pp.199-200, under no.35