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

After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

The battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge after 1860

Carbon print | 32.8 x 81.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 852921

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Two joined photographs showing a drawing now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.3872). The drawing, sometimes attributed to Raphael and sometimes to one of his workshop artists, is thought to have served as modello for the fresco of The Battle of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge, painted in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. Several changes were eventually made in the fresco. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References. Not in Ruland (1876).
  • Creator(s)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Constantine I, The Great (272-337 AD)
    Maxentius, Emperor of Rome (278-312 AD)
  • 32.8 x 81.9 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1860-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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.236 B.II.13a(add)

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Joannides 1983 : Joannides, P., 1983. The Drawings of Raphael, with a complete catalogue, Oxford p.243, no.442

    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) p.551, no.920