(Tiziano Vecellio) Titian

Tiberius Caesar

Engraving c. 1600.
Paper size 13 7/16 x 9 1/8" (34 x 23.2 cm).
Fair condition. Trimmed just within the image top and sides. Trimmed tight to engraver, artist, publishers lines in lower margin. Title "Tiberius Caesar" was above image, now removed.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 96792
Price: $250.00
Publisher :
Tiberius Caesar, half-length, standing in profile to left, wearing classical armor; after the painting executed by Titian for the Ducal palace. This engraving was one (no. 3) of a set of 12 portraits of the emperors by Titian and engraved by Aegidius Sadeler II and published by Marcus Christoph Sadeler. The subjects are classically posed, dressed in armor and draped clothing, with objects representing their power including swords and staffs.

Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March 37 AD) was the second Roman emperor, reigning from 14 AD to 37 AD, succeeding Augustus. He was one of the greatest Roman generals; his conquest of Pannonia, Dalmatia, Raetia, and parts of Germania, laid the foundations for the northern frontier of the Roman Empire.

Titian created the original series of paintings of Roman emperors around 1537-38 for Duke Federigo Gonzaga, ruler of Mantua.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Political Figures