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The Emperor Constantine Being Received into the Church, Pasqualino Rossi (1641-1722).

Oil on canvas, 31cm by 38cm.

Rossi, who was largely self-trained, worked extensively on the Palazzo Reale in Turin. This painting, purchased by the 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), refers to Constantine’s disavowal of paganism and his conversion to Christianity as the first Christian Roman Emperor.

 

 

REFERENCE: PIC 460

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