Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Emperor Vespasian on Horseback, from the series The First Twelve Roman Caesars, plate 11

Series/Portfolio:
The First Twelve Roman Caesars
Artist:
Matthäus Merian the Elder (Swiss, Basel 1593–1650 Schwalbach)
Artist:
After Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)
Date:
1610–50
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 5/8 x 20 1/2 in. (37.2 x 52 cm) plate: 11 5/8 x 9 1/16 in. (29.5 x 23 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.3494
Not on view
Inscription: At bottom center: VESPASIANUS AUGUSTUS.
At lower left: XI
At lower right: 11

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Bartch XVII.146.605 (copy); Wüthrich 64.282
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.



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