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

Anonymous, 16th century

The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge [left half] c.1520-1600

Engraving | 36.3 x 57.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852917

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An anonymous engraving printed from two plates reproducing (in reverse) the left half of 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 text in Latin, attribution of the design to Raphael and monogram (see Nagler, V, no.118.9). Lettered at lower right with publication details. With annotations on both sides. Not in Ruland (1876).

This is the right half of an engraving printed from four plates reproducing the whole fresco. For a complete engraving, see RCIN 830591.
  • Creator(s)

    Anonymous, 16th century (engraver)

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

    Monogrammist S.K. (16C) [Nagler V, 118] (engraver)

    Martinus Pe[tr..] : Antwerp (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Constantine I, The Great (272-337 AD)
    Maxentius, Emperor of Rome (278-312 AD)
  • annotation: Pf 30 A. II. 10a [mount, front, lower centre, in pencil]
    annotation: Unknown engraver / Sii Die Monog. V p.21. / See whole engraving in Victoria Room [mount, front, lower centre, in pencil]
    annotation: 12a. [mount, front, lower centre, in pencil]
    annotation: N. 27 [back, centre, in ink]
    annotation: 12 [back, lower right, in ink]
    annotation: 6+1 [back, lower centre, in ink]
  • 36.3 x 57.0 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.10a(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.113, under no.II.3 (entry by Stefania Massari)