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

Theodor Langer (active 1875)

Four ceiling paintings from the Stanza di Eliodoro c.1870-90

Engraving | 68.3 x 86.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852742

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A print reproducing the four main scenes of the ceiling decoration of the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Lettered with artists' and printer's names below image. With coat of arms at lower centre, and head of a caryatid (detail taken from the Stanza di Eliodoro). State without dedication and publishing line. Annotated in pencil on both sides. Not in Ruland (1876). Described as from Pietro de Brognoli's series of prints after Raphael's Stanze frescoes and Sistine Chapel tapestries dated 1874 (Höper 2001).

The four ceiling paintings show scenes from the Old Testament which are connected with the frescoes painted beneath them in the Stanza di Eliodoro. The four ceiling paintings reproduced in this print are: The Sacrifice of Abraham (top left; painted above the fresco of the Mass of Bolsena), Jacob’s Ladder (top right; painted above The Liberation of St. Peter), The Burning Bush (lower left; painted above The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple), and God Appearing to Noah (lower right; painted above The Meeting of Leo I and Attila).
  • Creator(s)

    Theodor Langer (active 1875) (engraver)

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

    Nicola Ortis (1818-97) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

  • annotation: p. 203. / Ceiling Eliodoro. 4. [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: E. 203 / 203. - F [front, lower right, in pencil]
  • 68.3 x 86.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    48.0 x 73.6 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.203 F.4(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.52, no.V.11 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.404, no.F 12.5