Tapestry showing Constantine Directing the Building of Constantinople
From the series known as "The History of Constantine the Great"
Figural composition designed in 1622 by Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (active Italy, Antwerp, and England), 1577 - 1640. Woven at the Comans-La Planche tapestry factory, Paris. Workshop of Filippe Maëcht and Hans Taye, Flemish.
This tapestry comes from the series known as "The History of Constantine the Great," seven of which were presented to Cardinal Francesco Barberini by Louis XIII of France in 1625.
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