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Portrait of Flavius Domitian facing left, his face in profile, in armour with a grey and mauve cloak fastened over his right shoulder, grasping a jewelled sword hilt in the left hand, a staff held across his body, and laurel leaves about his head with ribbon. 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.
oil on canvas
H 132 x W 104 cm (E)
acquired by the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, 1945; transferred to English Heritage, 1983