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

Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri (c. 1525-1601)

The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge c.1555-75

Engraving | 40.7 x 119.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852912

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An engraving from four plates reproducing, with alterations, the fresco of The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge, designed by Raphael and eventually painted by his workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. Tauriscus (1819) dated the print 1571. With cartouche at upper left lettered with text in Latin, artists' names and dedication to 'Marcello de Melchioribus'. On two joined sheets of paper.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Battista de Cavalieri (c. 1525-1601) (engraver)

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

    Marcello de Melchioribus (16C) (dedicatee)

    Subject(s)
    Constantine I, The Great (272-337 AD)
    Maxentius, Emperor of Rome (278-312 AD)
  • 40.7 x 119.3 cm (sheet of paper)

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

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

    Ruland p.235 B.II.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Tauriscus 1819 : Tauriscus, E, 1819. Catalogues des estampes gravees d'apres Rafael, Frankurt p.209, no.17.a

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.113, no.II.3 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.416, no.F 21.3