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

Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803)

The Meeting between Pope Leo the Great and Attila c.1775-85

Engraving with etching | 64.3 x 84.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852716

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A print reproducing the fresco of The Meeting between Pope Leo the Great and Attila, painted by Raphael in c.1514 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 both sides. Not in Ruland (1876).

Plate 4 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 Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple (RCINs 852671.a, 852672), 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 Leo I (c. 400-61)
    Attila (c. 406-453)
    Saint Peter
    Saint Paul
  • annotation: 202. Und [front, lower right, in pencil]
    annotation: Pf. 28. C. 2b (dupl) [back, in pencil]
  • 64.3 x 84.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    57.4 x 75.4 cm (platemark)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Biological sciences
        • Anthropology, Nationality & People
          • Huns
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.202 D.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.49, no.III.5 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.403, no.F 11.3