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Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803)

Emperor Trajan fighting against the Dacians published 1803

Etching | 13.3 x 17.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854604

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An outline etching depicting Emperor Trajan fighting against the Dacians, which represents a scene from a bas-relief of the Arch of Constantine, Rome. This print is lettered with "361" at the upper right corner and the title in French, German and English at the bottom of the print. Signed by the printmaker with the attribution of the drawing to Raphael. This print was published as plate 361 in C.P. Landon, 'Vie et Œuvre complète de Raphaël Sanzio', 1803. See RCIN 854603 for an engraving of the same subject by Marco da Ravenna. 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. 
  • Creator(s)

    Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803) (etcher)

    Associated with Marco Dente Da Ravenna (1486-1527) (engraver)

    After a work associated with Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Charles Paul Landon (1760-1826) (author)

    Trajan (53-117 AD)
  • 13.3 x 17.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Dessin d'un bas-relief representan une bataille. / Zeichnung eines Bas-Reliefs eine Schlach vorstellend / Drawing of a basso-rilievo representing a battle

  • 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
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Shields (armour)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 349 B.XV.2