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Object: La croix miraculeuse
Series: Galerie du Palais Royal
History of Constantine: the vision of Constantine, with Constantine, standing on a platform on the left seeing the Chi Rho appearing in the sky in the presence of his army; after Peter Paul Rubens. c.1808
Etching and engraving
- Production date
- 1808 (c)
Height: 170 millimetres
Width: 206 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From 'Galerie du Palais Royal' (vol.II, 1808), a set published between 1786 and 1808; see 1837,0408.317 for comment on that series.
The 'Galerie du Palais Royal' includes twelve plates reproducing Rubens' History of Constantine, of which this is the second; see 1855,0609.506.* for comment on Rubens' series.
For another impression of this plate (proof before letters) see 1891,0414.1309.
This plate was engraved after an oil sketch now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, inv.no.659.
Lit.: J.S. Held, 'The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens. A Critical Catalogue', Princeton University Press, 1980, cat.no. 40.
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