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The battle of Constantine.

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

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1882
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Armies -- Roman+ -- To 499
Soldiers -- Roman -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Saxa Rubra, Battle of, Italy, 312
Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337
Art reproductions
Content: Printed beneath image: "The battle of Constantine. Vatican. Rome. Selmar Hess, Publisher, New York."
Content: 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 standards with the crosses at the center of the painting).
Content: Some authorities believe that Raphael designed and sketched the plan for this mural, but that it was actually executed by his pupil Giulio Romano.
Source note: 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.
Physical Description
Steel engravings
Extent: 1 print : b ; 15 x 25 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 167125f0-c5c0-012f-de3a-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1499: Creator Born
  • 1546: Creator Died
  • 1882: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The battle of Constantine." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1882. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4740-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The battle of Constantine." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4740-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1882). The battle of Constantine. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-4740-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The battle of Constantine.