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Copied from Aegidius Sadeler's engravings of Titian's series of paintings of the 12 Caesars, destroyed by fire in Madrid in 1734. The Titian set was bought by Charles I in the 1620s as part of the Mantuan Collection, and formed part of his prized Cabinet de Titian. Other copies of the paintings/engravings exist. The Bolsover set replaces 'Caligula and Tiberius Caesar with two Empresses'.
oil on canvas
H 137 x W 109.5 cm (E)
acquired by the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, 1945; transferred to English Heritage, 1983