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C. Caesar Dict. Perpetuo (Julius Caesar, Dictator Forever)
  • Hubertus Goltzius, engraver
    1526–1583
    born: Venlo, Duchy of Guelders, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Bruges, Flanders, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; a
    Josse von Gietleughen, carver
    1526–1583
    active: present-day Netherlands
    Gillis Coppens van Diest, publisher
    active 1543–1573
    active: present-day Netherlands
  • C. Caesar Dict. Perpetuo (Julius Caesar, Dictator Forever), 1557
  • Vivae omnium fere imperatorum imagines
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving, chiaroscuro woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 322 x 227 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 322 x 227 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0256.01
Description

Page with Latin text along the top and bottom edges. Round format, profile portrait of Julius Caesar facing right in the center of the page. The elderly Roman emperor appears bust length with a laurel wreath on his head. An inscription frames the man's face and identifies him as Julius Caesar, Dictator Forever. The two toned chiaroscuro woodcut is colored two shades of brown.