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VS II Rex + Rudolph (Rudolph II)
  • 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
  • VS II Rex + Rudolph (Rudolph II), 1557
  • Vivae omnium fere imperatorum imagines
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving, chiaroscuro woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 321 x 230 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 9 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 321 x 230 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2008.0256.06
Description

Page with Latin text along the top and bottom edges. Round format portrait of Rudolph II. The man sits and holds a sword in one hand and an orb with a cross in the other. He wears on his head. An inscription identifies the man as Rudolph II. The two toned chiaroscuro woodcut is colored two shades of brown.