Francesco Faraone Aquila (Italian, Palermo 1676–1740 Rome)
After Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Naples 1598–1680 Rome)
15 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (40.1 x 29 cm)
Gift of Walter Liedtke, 1991
Not on view
View of the equestrian statue of Constantine the Great by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in its niche by the Scala Regia in the Vatican Palace. The statue depicts the emperor at the moment when he has his vision of the Holy Cross, right before the battle of the Milvian bridge.
Inscription: (top right) X.; (bottom left) Franc. Aquila del. et inc.; (in margin) STATVA EQVESTRE DI COSTANTINO IL GRANDE/ Nel Portico del Palazzo Vaticano. Opera del Cav. Bernino
Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)Date: ca. 1749–50Medium: Etching, engraving, sulphur tint or open bite, burnishing; first state of four (Robison)Accession: 37.45.3(27)On view in:Not on view