The Septizodium. Series/Portfolio: Speculum Romae Magnificentiae; Artist: Anonymous; Publisher: Antonio Lafreri (French, Orgelet, Franche-Comte ca.

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The Septizodium. Series/Portfolio: Speculum Romae Magnificentiae; Artist: Anonymous; Publisher: Antonio Lafreri (French, Orgelet, Franche-Comte ca.
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The Septizodium. Series/Portfolio: Speculum Romae Magnificentiae; Artist: Anonymous; Publisher: Antonio Lafreri (French, Orgelet, Franche-Comte ca. 1512-1577 Rome); Date: 1556; Medium: Etching and engraving; Dimensions: sheet: 18 13/16 x 12 13/16 in. (47.8 x 32.5 cm); Classification: Prints; Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917 / Published as part of Antonio Lafreri´s Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (The Mirror of Roman Magnificence). It is likely that individuals who purchased the prints from Lafreri made their own selections and had them bound. For a history of the publication of the Speculum prints, see Peter Parshall, Antonio Lafreri´s Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, Print Quarterly, 2001 (1-28).; Secondary Title: Sepulchre of Severus; Inscription: At bottom center: LVCI SEPTIMII SEVERI CAESARIS / IN VIA APPIA QVIDAM CONSEQVI CONIECTVRA / POTVERVNT SEPVLCHRVM SEPTIZONII TITVLO TEMPORANVM / INIVRA PAENE DISTRVCTVM CETERIS PARTIV VEL / AEVI MOTI QVOD VPERET MEMORIAM VETERVM / PROPAGANTES EFFIXIMVS / ROMAE MDXLVI ANT LAFRERI / SEQVANI FORMIS Marking: On verso at center: the museum stamp; Provenance: Sotheby´s, London, Wilton House Sale

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