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Object: Le labarum
Series: Galerie du Palais Royal
History of Constantine: Constantine, standing on the left, entrusts the protection of the Labarum to two of his soldiers; after Peter Paul Rubens. c.1808
Etching and engraving
- Production date
- 1808 (c)
Height: 218 millimetres
Width: 163 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 third; see 1855,0609.506.* for comment on Rubens' series
For another impression of this plate (etched state by Couché) see 1891,0414.1316.
This plate was engraved after an oil sketch now in a private collection.
Lit.: J.S. Held, 'The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens. A Critical Catalogue', Princeton University Press, 1980, cat.no. 41.
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