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Portrait of Empress Domitia Longina facing left in a turquoise toga with a jewelled belt, in a blue garment with scalloped neck, brown cloak, with right hand raised to shoulder, piled hair inset with jewels, with fluted a classical column behind.

Copied from Aegidius Sadeler's engravings of Titian's series of paintings of the 12 Caesars, destroyed by fire in Madrid in 1734. The Titians were 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'.

English Heritage, Bolsover Castle



Domitia Longina, Wife of Domitian




oil on canvas


H 132 x W 104 cm (E)

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acquired by the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, 1945; transferred to English Heritage, 1983; located at the English Heritage, Wrest Park Store

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