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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes

Constantine the Great on horseback

dated 1777

Aquatint with etching | RCIN 852933

A print reproducing a drawing attributed on the plate to Giulio Romano, then in the Praun Collection in Nuremberg. Lettered with production details and provenance of the work. Published in Johann Gottlieb Prestel, 'Dessins des meilleurs Peintres d'Italie, d'Allemagne, et des Pays-Bas, du Cabinet de Monsieur Paul de Praun à Nuremberg', 1780, plate 14.

Accorgin to the inscription lettered below image, the drawing is preparatory for the fresco of 'The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge', painted by Raphael's workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican (1520-24) after designs by the master.
  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)