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Galba Roman Emperor sculpture engraving bust

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Galba (3 BC - 69 AD), was Roman Emperor for seven months from 68 to 69. From "Delle Antiche Statue Greche e Romane..., "a collection of ancient Greek and Roman statues found in Venice by Antonio Maria Zanetti the elder (1680-1757). As the librarian of San Marco, Zanetti was a collector, connoisseur, and artist. He published these engravings by Faldoni after his drawings, as well as those of his cousin. Faldoni is considered one of the best reproductive engravers working in Venice during the eighteenth century. Framed in fine quality black frame with cream mount with gilt lines. Original descriptive text in Latin on the reverse.

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artist G. Faldoni (1690-1770) (engraver)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1740
size 565mm by 440mm (frame)
SKU CL5675