Overthrow of Heliodorus, King of Syria, (graphics)
Raphael (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 102
Who came to pillage the temple at Jerusalem, by two angels and a warrior, sent at the intercession of Onias, the high priest, as recorded in the second Book of Maccabees. This is extremely admired, especially the angels, who are pursuing Heliodorus with such rapidity, that they seem to fly. The warrior on horseback is strikingly fine. The temple appears swept of the people in a moment, while in the background Onias is discovered at the altar invoking Heaven. [P. 20; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Engravings" and noted as after the "Celebrated Frescoes of Raphael, in the Halls of the Vatican." See entry 01410097 for the key to this work.]
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.