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The emperor Constantine I presents Rome and the Papal States to the Pope Silvester I. Engraving by L. Fabri after G. Conca after Raphael.

  • Raphael, 1483-1520.
Date
1800-1899
Reference
3048839i
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About this work

Description

The apocryphal Donation of Constantine, a forged precedent for the Donation of Pepin, under which the Pope received sovereignty over the Papal States

Publication/Creation

[Rome] : [Luigi Fabri?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 59 x 77.4 cm

Lettering

Raphael Sanctius pinx. in aedibus vaticanis. Pio septimo pont. max. bonarum artium restitutori ac vindici d.d.d. Aloysius Fabri. Jacobus Conca delineavit. Aloysius Fabri sculp. Romae.

Creator/production credits

Dedicated to Pius VII, to whom the Papal States had been or would be restored in 1815 after their annexation by Napoleon I in 1809

References note

G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, pp. 114, 519

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 3048839i

Reproduction note

After a fresco in the Stanza di Constantino in the Vatican, painted from designs by Raphael

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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