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

Conrad Martin Metz (1749-1827)

The Expulsion from Paradise published 1 Jan 1790

Etching with aquatint | 23.8 x 25.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 853382

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A reversed facsimile etching of a drawing generally attributed to Gianfrancesco Penni (c.1516-18). Lettered with attribution of the design to Raphael and publication details. Published in C.M. Metz's Imitations of ancient and modern drawings, London 1798.

The drawing is a preparatory study for the fresco of the Expulsion from Paradise painted by the workshop of Raphael (c.1517-19) in the vault of the second bay of the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican. For more information about this drawing, see RCINs 853380 and 853381.
  • Creator(s)

    Conrad Martin Metz (1749-1827) (engraver)

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

    Attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (designer)

  • 23.8 x 25.9 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.214 B.VII.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.427, G 2.4

    Weigel 1865 : Weigel, R., 1865. Die Werke der maler in ihren Hand zeichnungen, 2 vols, Leipzig. vol.II, p.532, no.6344