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

Paolo Fidanza (b. 1731)

Head of a child [from 'The Donation of Constantine'] published 1785

Etching | 45.5 x 33.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852942

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A print reproducing the head of the child playing with a dog painted in the centre foreground of the fresco of The Donation of Constantine, executed by Raphael's workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. Lettered along the lower margin. Numbered at upper right: XXXIV. Probably from Tetes choisies de personnages illustres... published by Paolo Fidanza in Rome in 1785.

Paolo Fidanza became famous for publishing six volumes of prints of heads after Raphael between 1757 and 1763.
  • Creator(s)

    Paolo Fidanza (b. 1731) (printmaker)

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

  • 45.5 x 33.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    35.0 x 27.4 cm (platemark)

  • Testa in profilo d'un Putto, che scherza con un Cane, vagamente espressa da Raffaello nella / Storia della Donazione fatta da Costantino.

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Children
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.237 B.IV.5