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

Style of Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536)

The base of the column of Thedosius c.1500-1550

Engraving | 29.5 x 21.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 854624

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An anonymous engraving depicting the base of the column of Thedosius, which was a monumental column located in the Forum of Theodosius in Constantinople built during the reign of Theodosius I (379-395). Bartsch catalogued this engraving as close to the style of Agostino Veneziano. This print is lettered with the title and in later impressions is signed by the publisher Antonio Salamanca. The central shield is inscribed with: "S.P.Q.R." (the initialism of a phrase in Latin: Senātus Populusque Rōmānus, which can be translated as "The Senate and People of Rome"). Trimmed within the platemark. Annotated on the verso.

The Column of Theodosius, demolished in the early 16th century, was probably around 40 meters tall and it was once crowned by a colossal statue of Theodosius I. The fragments that have been found during the centuries are now in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Creator(s)

    Style of Agostino dei Musi (c. 1490-after 1536) (engraver)

    Theodosius I, Emperor of Rome (347-395)
  • annotation: 112 // B. XV, p. 57 n. 4 [verso, centre, in ink]
  • 29.5 x 21.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Basamente de la colona di costantinopolo/ mandato a Rafelo da urbino

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Columns
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Armour
              • Shields (armour)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p. 350 B.XXVI.1