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

Michelangelo Martini (1806-82)

The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge c.1830-76

Engraving with etching | 49.9 x 90.8 cm (image) | RCIN 852914

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An engraving reproducing 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. Lettered with artists' and printer's names below image. With coat of arms at lower centre, and head of a soldier at lower right (detail from the fresco). State without dedication and publishing line, on watermarked paper. With pencil annotations. Not in Ruland (1876). Described as from Pietro de Brognoli's series of prints after Raphael's Stanze frescoes and Sistine Chapel tapestries dated 1874 (Höper 2001).
  • Creator(s)

    Michelangelo Martini (1806-82) (printmaker)

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

    Vincenzo Pasqualoni (1819-80) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Constantine I, The Great (272-337 AD)
    Maxentius, Emperor of Rome (278-312 AD)
  • annotation: p. 235. II. 3a. [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: II. 3a [front, lower right, in pencil]
    watermark: cropped, letters P[?] M
  • 49.9 x 90.8 cm (image)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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.3a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.114, no.II.6 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.418, no.F 21.13