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

Tommaso di Lorenzo (1841-1922)

The Donation of Constantine [from the Sala di Costantino] published 1874?

Engraving | 48.4 x 55.4 cm (platemark) | RCIN 852939

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A print reproducing the fresco of The Donation of Constantine, painted by Raphael's workshop in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican between 1520 and 1524. With coat of arms at lower centre, and head of a man 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)

    Tommaso di Lorenzo (1841-1922) (engraver)

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

    Filippo Prosperi (19C) (designer)

    Angelo Biggi (active 19th century) (printer)

    Subject(s)
    Constantine I, The Great (272-337 AD)
  • annotation: p. 237. IV. 2a [front, lower left, in pencil]
    annotation: IV 2a [front, lower right, in pencil]
    watermark: cropped, letters P[?] M
  • 48.4 x 55.4 cm (platemark)

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

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

    Ruland p.237 B.IV.2a(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.115, no.IV.2 (entry by Grazia Bernini Pezzini)

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.419, no.F 22.3