La Cacciata di Eliodoro dal Tempio. Splendid copper engraving of 1722 with watercolor and tempera coloring. Measurement of the engraved part 48.5 x 66 cm. Reproduces the famous fresco by Raffaello Sanzio depicting the Expulsion of Heliodorus from the temple, an episode of the Old Testament that sees Heliodorus, impious and unjust, punished by the will of God. , to the reaffirmation of the power of the Church: in fact, Julius II himself is portrayed in the painting, on a canopy. Sample in excellent condition, printed on laid paper with double circle watermark and lily. Engraved by Francesco Faraone Aquila (Palermo, 1676 - Rome, 1740) Italian engraver, brother or nephew of Pietro Aquila who threw open the doors of the Vatican to him, being himself a priest who worked for Pope Clement XI. Very important work by Francesco Aquila was the engraving of the fresco of the dome of the Cathedral of Parma by Correggio and that of Raphael's Vatican apartments.
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