Probably Netherlandish School, 17th century
Portrait of the Roman Emperor Vespasian
Oil on copper. 19.5 x 16 cm.
Private collection, Rhineland.
The present work is based on a portrait of Titus Flavius Vespasianus painted by Titian in 1537. The work was part of a series of 12 portraits of emperors commissioned by Federico Gonzaga for the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua.