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

Gérard Audran (1640-1703)

Heads of Maxentius and of a soldier wearing a helmet [from 'The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge'] published 1771

Etching | 19.6 x 24.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852918

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A print reproducing the heads of Maxentius and of a soldier painted in the the fresco of The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge, designed by Raphael and eventually executed by his workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. Lettered with artists' names. Numbered at lower right: 29. Published in Joachim von Sandrart, Der Teutschen Academie..., 1771, plate 29.
  • Creator(s)

    Gérard Audran (1640-1703) (etcher)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (designer)

    Maxentius, Emperor of Rome (278-312 AD)
  • 19.6 x 24.6 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the first century to the tenth century
              • Rome and the Barbarians (305-400) (war)
                • Battle of the Milvian Bridge, 312 (Rome and the Barbarians)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Lazio [Italy]
            • Rome [Lazio]
              • Vatican City [Rome]
                • Vatican Palace [Vatican City]
                  • Sala di Costantino [Vatican Palace]
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.236 B.II.11

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.417, no.F 21.5