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

Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803)

The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple c.1775-85

Engraving with etching | 63.8 x 84.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852672

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A print reproducing the fresco of The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, painted by Raphael between 1511 and 1512 in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. Lettered with production details and dedication to Pope Pius VI (r.1775-99). Stamped with black ink doublette stamp in the lower right corner. Annotated in pencil on the back. Not in Ruland (1876).

Plate 3 from a series of 8 reproducing Raphael's Stanze frescoes, including the Disputa (RCIN 852371), the School of Athens (RCIN 852524.a), the Parnassus (RCIN 852458), the Meeting between Leo the Great and Attila (RCIN 852716, 852715.a), the Fire of Borgo (RCIN 852817.a) and the Miracle of the Mass at Bolsena (RCIN 852703.a). The series was produced between 1779 and 1784. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) (engraver)

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

    Bernardino Nocchi (1741-1812) (designer)

    Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) (publisher)

    Pope Pius VI (1717-99) (dedicatee)

    Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803) (dedicator)

    Pope Julius II (1443-1513)
  • annotation: Pf. 28. A 2 b (dupl) [back, lower left , in pencil]
  • 63.8 x 84.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    57.3 x 74.9 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

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

    Ruland p.199 B.2c(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.46, no.I.3 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)