This picture, celebrated for its composition and grouping, represents Attila, King of the Huns, in his advance against Rome, discovering St. Peter and St. Paul descending to arrest his progress. Raphael has chosen the moment when the Apostles are first discovered by Attila alone. [P. 19; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Engravings" and noted as after the "Celebrated Frescoes of Raphael, in the Halls of the Vatican." See entry 01410090 for the key to this entry.]
Catalogue of the Exhibition of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts. Founded 1844. Now open in the large Saloon of the National Academy of Design, corner of Broadway and Leonard-Street. New York: James Van Norden & Co, Printers, No. 60 William-Street. 1844.