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The frescoes in the Vatican Palace commissioned by Popes Julius II and Leo X

Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-94)

Constantine the Great on horseback dated 1777

Aquatint with etching | 88.6 x 57.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852933

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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.
  • Creator(s)

    Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-94) (printmaker)

    After a work previously attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

  • 88.6 x 57.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Constantin le Grand

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

  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.237 B.II.24

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.417, no.F.21.10