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Study for Licinius in 'The Battle of Constantine and Licinius': PD.40-2004

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Study for Licinius in 'The Battle of Constantine and Licinius'


Rubens, Peter Paul


History note: Dalhousie, Earl of

History note: London, Colnaghi, P.& D.

History note: Haddington, East Lothian, Private Collection

History note: Drey, F.A.

History note: Bum, Lili Frohlich

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Height: 330 mm
Width: 353 mm

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35.3 m33 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2004) by Nicholl, B. R. C.


Production date: circa AD 1621 : the finished cartoons for the tapestry, not made by Rubens himself, arrived in Paris in November 1621

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Materials used in production

Pen and brown ink : Pen and brown ink, brown ink, black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down on a larger sheet of paper height: 392 mm, all laid down on a washed mount)

Techniques used in production

Brown ink Black chalk

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P. P. Rubbens
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Written
  • Type: Pen and brown ink

Inscription present: Lugt 717a

  • Text: D with a coronet
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.40-2004
Primary reference Number: 99100
Lugt: 717a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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