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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


The Mass at Bolsena

published 1829-1834

Lithograph with etching | 29.8 x 46.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852708

A lithographic facsimile of a drawing now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.225). Lettered with artists' names. Published in N. Förster, Lithographirte Copien von Original Handzeichnungen berühmter alter Meister der Italienischen schule aus der Sammlung seiner Kaiserlichen Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Erzherzogs Carl von Oesterreich, 2 vols., Vienna (Mansfeld et Comp.), 1829-34, XVII.

The drawing, formerly attributed to Raphael, is a copy from his fresco of 'The Miracle of the Mass at Bolsena', painted in c.1512 in the Stanza di Eliodoro in the Vatican. A photograph of the drawing can be found at RCIN 852707.

Between 1829 and 1834 the lithographic printers Mansfeld and Company, who were based in Vienna, published two volumes of lithographic copies after drawings then in the collection of Archduke Charles of Austria, Duke of Teschen; volume one contained drawings attributed to the Italian school, and volume two the German and Flemish school.
  • Creator(s)

    Mansfeld & Co. : Vienna (lithographer)

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

    Giacomo Pilizotti (b. 1807) (copyist)

  • 29.8 x 46.5 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Religious music
          • Liturgical music
            • Masses
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Blood