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A RARE ENGRAVING BY GERARD AUDRAN – BATTLE OF THE MILVIAN BRIDGE

A RARE ENGRAVING BY GERARD AUDRAN – BATTLE OF THE MILVIAN BRIDGE

3,750.00

France, 17th century

After Charles Le Brun, in the Grand Manner this dramatic and rare three sheet 17th century etching and engraving by Gérard Audran (1640-1703) depicts the Battle of the Milvian Bridge which took place between the Roman Emperors Constantine I and Maxentius on 28 October 312. Constantine driven by uncompromising faith delivered a rousing victory and became the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Maxentius drowned in the Tiber during the battle. This Milvian Bridge was a catalyst that marked a turning point in world history, the Christian church and the Roman Empire would merge to form a new entity. 

The engraving is framed in a discreet contemporary aluminium frame with a bronze finish, mounted on linen.

Dimensions: H 89cm x W180cm 

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