Original chiarusco woodcut (with brown tone) combined with a line etching, on a verge type handlaid paper. Additional front and rear bookprint text. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 21 x 28.5 cm. The image size is ca. 18 x 26.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 11.2 inch. The image size is ca. 7.1 x 10.4 inch.
Antique print, number XXXVII. It is titled: ‘Imp Cae C Val Hos Mes Qvintvs Avg ‘ and it shows Hostilian (Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus Augustus, 230?-251), the 37th Emperor of the Roman empire, in 251. This original print originates from an edition of Hubert Goltzius’ ‘Icones Imperatorum Romanorum’ (this edition published in Antwerp by Balthasar Moretus ca. 1645). The first edition of this work was published between 1557 and 1560 in Antwerp by J. Coppens van Diest. Given the appearance of eg. Rudolph II in this edition, some portraits were added after Goltzius’ time in later editions.Artists and Engravers: Hubert Goltzius is often credited with etching the portraits. Christoffel Jegher made the woodcuts. Christoffel Jegher (1596-1652/3) was a wood engraver born at Antwerp. He worked for Rubens from 1627, and is probably a pupil of Christoffel van Sichem. Hubert Goltzius (1526-1583) was a Dutch humanist author, antiquarian and numismatist. He was born in Venlo, and studied under Lambert Lombard in Liege and later in Antwerp. He settled in Bruges in 1558, and starts publishing several works on ancient numismatics.
Condition: Very good, given age. Scattered small stains in the margins, as visible on scan. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PORTRAIT PRINT-HOSTILIAN-ROMAN EMPEROR-JEGHER-GOLTZIUS