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Design for a Dish with Portraits of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, Vespasian, and Titus

Artist:
Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, Liège 1528–1598 Frankfurt)
Date:
ca. 1588
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 × 4 15/16 in. (12.7 × 12.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.84.19
Not on view
Design for a dish with medallions containing the portraits of three Roman Emperors – Tiberius (top), Vespasian (left), and Titus (right) – around a central medallion with the title. To the left and right of the central medallion, scenes with grotesques, including winged figures with torches under canopies. From a series of four plates.
Inscription: In central medallion: CLEMENTIAE SIS / CVLTOR, SAEVITIAE / VERO DETESTATOR;
around top medallion: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG . F . AVGVST . IMP . VIII. ;
around left medallion: IMP CAES VESPASIAN / AVG PMTR PPP COS III;
around right medallion: IMP . T. CAES. VESP. AVG . PATR . PPP . COS . VIII.;
across bottom: T . D . B . F . E . EX
Vendor: S. F. C. Smith
Hollstein IV.49.191-194; SKB 918(2); Guilmard 367.37h
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