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

Joseph Fisher (1796-1890)

Head of a horse c.1850-70

Etching | 16.3 x 14.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852701

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A print reproducing a cartoon fragment by Raphael (c.1512) now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.556). Lettered with title, provenance history and production details. Plate 33. Annotated in pencil at upper right. Published in J. Fisher, Facsimiles Of Original Studies By Raffaelle, In The University Galleries, Oxford. Etched By Joseph Fisher, eds.1852-65, plate 33.

The fragment in Oxford is from the original cartoon by Raphael for the fresco of The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, painted in 1511-12 in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican, and corresponds with the head of the horse ridden by the heavenly rider crushing Heliodorus underfoot.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Fisher (1796-1890) (printmaker)

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

  • 16.3 x 14.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    13.5 x 8.5 cm (platemark)


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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Horses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.201 B.40

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.217, no.336