RAFFAELLO Sanzio
(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)

The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple (detail)

1511-12
Fresco
Stanza di Eliodoro, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

Raphael's depiction of the Pope Julius II in the fresco is as penetrating as the London portrait of Julius. According to Vasari, the reason Raphael was so well-liked was probably because he portrayed so many people at the papal court to their satisfaction in these frescoes.