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Object: Constantin donne le command.t de sa flotte a Crispe son fils
Series: Galerie du Palais Royal
History of Constantine: Constantine investing his son Crispus with the command of the fleet; on a seashore, the emperor, wearing a toga and standing at right, gives an orb to his son Crispus, who stands at left in armour while a winged woman places a rudder in his hand; beyond, the seated Neptune looking on; after Peter Paul Rubens; lettered state. c.1808
Etching and engraving
- Production date
- 1808 (c)
Height: 223 millimetres (cut)
Width: 169 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 ninth; see 1855,0609.506.* for comment on Rubens' series.
For proof before letter signed by Couché fils see 1891,0414.1305.
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. 46.
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