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Object: Constantin adore la vraie croix
Series: Galerie du Palais Royal
History of Constantine: Emperor Constantine adoring the True Cross, held up on the right by St Helena and a boy; a bishop stands on the right; after Peter Paul Rubens. c.1804
Etching and engraving
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- 1804 (c)
Height: 290 millimetres
Width: 222 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 eleventh; see 1855,0609.506.* for comment on Rubens' series.
For another impression of this plate see also 1855,0609.516.
This plate was engraved after an oil sketch now in private collection in London.
Lit.: J.S. Held, 'The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens. A Critical Catalogue', Princeton University Press, 1980, cat.no. 48.
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