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

Théodore Richomme (1785-1849)

Head of a bearded man [from 'The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple'] dated 1840

Engraving | 54.6 x 44.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852678

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An engraving of the head and shoulders of a long-haired bearded man looking at the viewer. Dated and lettered with identification of the sitter and production details. The figure reproduced in this print is one of the Pope's litter-bearers from Raphael's fresco of The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, painted in 1511-12 in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican.

The figure was described by Vasari as the portrait of Marcantonio Raimondi and this identification has been generally accepted ever since.
  • Creator(s)

    Théodore Richomme (1785-1849) (engraver)

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

    Théodore Richomme (1785-1849) (designer)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)
  • 54.6 x 44.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    39.0 x 28.1 cm (platemark)


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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.199 B.9