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Object: Bataille de Constantin contre Maxence
Series: Galerie du Palais Royal
History of Constantine: cavalry battle opposing the armies of Constantine and Licinius (formerly identified as Maxentius); after Peter Paul Rubens. c.1808
Etching and engraving
- Production date
- 1808 (c)
Height: 158 millimetres
Width: 213 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 fourth; see 1855,0609.506.* for comment on Rubens' series.
For another impression of this plate (etched state) and for comment see 1891,0414.1318.
This plate was engraved after an oil sketch now in Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, inv.no.55-40.
Lit.: J.S. Held, 'The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens. A Critical Catalogue', Princeton University Press, 1980, cat.no. 47.
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