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Theodoor de Bry
Marcus Aurelius
about 1597-1602


Artist: Theodoor de Bry (1528-1598)
Title: Equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Date: about 1597-1602
School: Dutch/German, XVIth-century
Medium: engraving
Dimensions: 244 x 181mm (plate), 300 x 200mm (sheet)
Watermark: none
Inscriptions/marks: in the plate top right <<20>>, in the plate on the pedestal <<IMP.CAES…S.P.Q.R>>
Condition: good condition on laid paper with wide margins on the three non-bound sides
Description: The equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, side view, on white ground; illustration to Boissard’s Topographia urbis Romae 6 vols, (Frankfurt-am-Main, 1597-1602). A faithful copy after Nicolas Beatrizet’s engraving of the same subject from 1548. See British Museum 1852,1116.552.
Reference: see British Museum 1946,0926.18.18 for description of this print
Provenance: Nardecchia stampi e libri antichi, Rome