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Vitellius Roman Emperor sculpture engraving bust

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Vitellius, was Roman Emperor for eight months, from 16 April to 22 December 69. Vitellius was proclaimed emperor following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho, in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. 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 C1770
size 565mm by 440mm (frame)
SKU CL5684