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Raphael's drawings, as well as those attributed to him in the 19th century

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

Emperor Trajan crowned by Victory c.1510-1527

Engraving | 24.4 x 43.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854601

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An engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi depicting Emperor Trajan crowned by Victory, after a bas-relief of the Arch of Constantine, Rome. Signed by the printmaker with his monogram. Trimmed within the platemark.

This scene is sculpted on one of the four reliefs coming from a larger frieze of Trajan's era (which was probably in the Forum of Trajan, Rome) representing the Dacian wars (two military campaigns fought by the Emperor in 101-102 and 105-106 AD). This section of the frieze was then incorporated in the Arch of Constantine, alongside reliefs from the age of Adrian and Marcus Aurelius. It represents the return of the Emperor to Rome, with Victory crowning him and an Amazon warrior, symbolising either Virtue or the Goddess Roma.
  • Creator(s)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

    Trajan (53-117 AD)
  • 24.4 x 43.6 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Arch of Constantine [Rome]
              • Forum of Trajan [Rome]
        • Dacia
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Jewellery
          • Crowns
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 349 B.XIV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Shoemaker/Broun 1981 : I. Shoemaker and E. Broun. The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi: Spencer Museum of Art; The Ackland Art Museum, 1981 pp. 182-183, no. 61