- Museum number
Object: Mort de Maxence
Series: Galerie du Palais Royal
History of Constantine: the collapse of the Milvian Bridge and the death of Maxentius; cavalry battle with Emperor Constantine on horseback at centre, Maxentius falling into the River Tiber in lower left and drowning, soldiers hanging on to the bridge at right; after Peter Paul Rubens; finished state, before letter. c.1808
Etching and engraving
- Production date
- 1808 (c)
Height: 278 millimetres (cut)
Width: 286 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 fifth; see 1855,0609.506.* for comment on Rubens' series.
For lettered state of the plate see 1855,0609.510.
This plate was engraved after an oil sketch now in the Wallace Collection, London, inv.no.520.
Lit.: J.S. Held, 'The Oil Sketches of Peter Paul Rubens. A Critical Catalogue', Princeton University Press, 1980, cat.no. 42.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Battle of the Milvian Bridge 312
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