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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


A set of prints reproducing narrative scenes from the Sala di Costantino


Etchings | RCIN 853006

A series of 13 plates (including dedication-page) reproducing scenes painted by Raphael's workshop on the socle and in the window-embrasures in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican, representing episodes from the lives of Constantine and Pope Sylvester I. The plates were etched by Pietro Santi Bartoli, and the series was published in Rome by Gian Giacomo de Rossi with dedication to Giacomo Nini.
  • Creator(s)

    Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) (etcher)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi (1627-91) (publisher)

    Cardinal Giacomo Filippo Nini (1629-80) (dedicatee)


    Constantine I, The Great (272-337 AD)
    Pope Sylvester I (d. 335)
  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985
    pp.117-19, nos.XIII.1-14 (entries by Simonetta Prosperi Valenti RodinĂ²)

    Other number(s)

    Ruland p.240 E.21-34