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

Paolo Fidanza (b. 1731)

Set of heads from ''The Mass at Bolsena' c.1757-85

Etching | RCIN 852705

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A set of five prints reproducing the heads of some of the figures depicted in Raphael's fresco of The Mass at Bolsena, executed in 1512 in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Each print is lettered along the bottom margin and numbered at top right. Probably from Tetes choisies de personnages illustres... published by Paolo 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 Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
          • Blood
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Religious music
          • Liturgical music
            • Masses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.201 C.3-7