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Vatican Frescoes

Vatican Frescoes


Study for a fighting warrior


Albumen print | 36.0 x 20.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852929

A photograph of a drawing now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.RF 1071). The drawing is is preparatory for the figure of a fighting infantryman painted in the extreme left foreground of the fresco of 'The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge', executed by Raphael's workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican (1520-24) after designs by the master. Although now generally attributed to Raphael, the authorship of the drawing is an ongoing matter of debate. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 36.0 x 20.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • War operations
            • 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)
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    p.242, no.439 (Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford)

    p.554, no.928 (Cordellier/Py 1992 : Raphael : son atelier, ses copistes, 1992 / par Dominique Cordellier et Bernadette Py, Paris (Inventaire general des dessins Italiens ; V / sous la direction de Francoise Viatte))