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The battle of Constantine.

Image ID: 1624239

The battle of Constantine. (1882)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The battle of Constantine.


: Romano, Giulio, 1499-1546 -- Artist
Raphael, 1483-1520 -- Artist
Payne, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1812-1902 -- Engraver

Published Date

: 1882

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 15 x 25 cm.


: Printed beneath image: "The battle of Constantine. Vatican. Rome. Selmar Hess, Publisher, New York." Note 2.) Raphael's painting shows the battle of the Milvian Bridge near Rome (312 A.D.), where Constantine defeated rival claimant to the throne Maxentius for control of the Roman empire. Maxentius is shown at lower right (on a horse, wearing a crown), where he is about to drown in the river Tiber. This battle was important because it was proclaimed by the Christian Constantine that God had been responsible for the triumph (note the angels over the ....
[See More...] Note 3.) Some authorities believe that Raphael designed and sketched the plan for this mural, but that it was actually executed by his pupil Giulio Romano.

Original Source

: From A pictorial history of the world's great nations, from the earliest dates to the present time. (New York : Hess, c1882) Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901), Author.


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Warfare -- Ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (24 pictures); 1 oversize folder (3 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Digital ID

: 1624239

Record ID

: 1762695

Digital Item Published

: 9-16-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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