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Trajan Crowned by Victory

A work made of engraving printed in black on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving printed in black on paper.

Date:

1520/25

Artist:

Marcantonio Raimondi
Italian, c. 1480-1534

About this artwork

Marcantonio Raimondi was an engraver who worked from drawings under the direction of Raphael, among other artists. He derived this print, however, from a bas-relief on the Arch of Constantine celebrating the Roman Emperor Trajan’s 105/06 A.D. victory over the Dacians (from an area now encompassing Romania). The friezelike shape of the composition and the depth of the visual field mimic that shallow type of sculpture, while celebrating Rome’s historical past at a moment just before the 1527 sack by the troops of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Marcantonio Raimondi

Title

Trajan Crowned by Victory

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1520–1525

Medium

Engraving printed in black on paper

Dimensions

293 × 441 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1919.2556

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