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The dream of a knight. Engraving by L. Gruner, 1837, after J.D. Passavant after Raphael.

  • Raphael, 1483-1520.
[between 1830 and 1839?]
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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.)


[Leipzig?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1830 and 1839?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 24.3 x 24.3 cm


Die Vision eines Ritters. Rafael gem. I.D. Passavant gez. Ludw. Gruner gest. Rom 1837

References note

G.B. Pezzini, S. Massari, S.P. Valenti Rodinò, Raphael invenit, Roma: Edizioni Quasar, 1985, p. 262 (mentioned)


Wellcome Library no. 2814488i


  • German

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