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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple


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

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 xxx), the Parnassus (RCIN 852458), the Meeting between Leo the Great and Attila (RCIN xxx), the Fire of Borgo (RCIN xxx) 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)

  • Pf. 28. A 2 b (dupl)

  • 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)

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Bible & Holy Scripture
            • Old Testament
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

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