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

Paolo Fidanza (b. 1731)

Head of a dwarf [from 'The Vision of the Cross'] published 1785

Etching | 43.3 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852909

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A print reproducing the head of the dwarf painted in the right foreground of The Vision of the Cross, a fresco executed by Raphael's workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. Numbered at upper right: XXIII. The insription at lower right identifies the figure as Mandricardo. Probably plate 23 of Tetes choisies de personagges illustres... published by Fidanza in Rome in 1785.

Paolo Fidanza became famous for publishing six volumes of prints of heads after Raphael between 1757 and 1763.
  • Creator(s)

    Paolo Fidanza (b. 1731) (printmaker)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 43.3 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    36.3 x 27.0 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.235 B.I.3