Auction 1074, Paintings 15th-19th C., 21.09.2016, 14:30, Cologne Lot 76

Probably Netherlandish School, 17th century, Portrait of the Roman Emperor Vespasian

 Netherlandish School, Portrait of the Roman Emperor Vespasian, Auction 1074 Paintings 15th-19th C., Lot 76

Probably Netherlandish School, 17th century

Portrait of the Roman Emperor Vespasian

Oil on copper. 19.5 x 16 cm.

Provenance

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.

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