The dream of a knight. Engraving by L. Gruner, 1837, after J.D. Passavant after Raphael.
- Raphael, 1483-1520.
- [between 1830 and 1839?]
About this work
A knight in armour apparently has a vision of (left) a woman dressed in protective clothing and holding a sword and a book, contrasted with (right) a woman in a flimsy dress holding flowers and a necklace. The former presumably represents duty, the latter pleasure. The painting is also called the dream of Scipio
Engraved in Rome for the first edition of book by Passavant, Leipzig 1833-1852 (Raphael invenit, loc. cit.)