“Martia Fulvia, Wife of Titus” (TIB title) (aka “Portrait of Marcia Furnilla, Wife of Titus”; “Martia Fvlvia Titi Vespesian. Vxor” [title as inscribed]), 1586–1629, plate 11 (XI) from a series of twelve plates portraying the wives of the twelve Caesars, “Famous Roman Women” (aka “Beroemde Romeinse Vrouwen”) (see the description of this series offered by the Curator of the British Museum and the first plate: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1878-0713-2656), initially published by Marco Sadeler (aka Marcus Christoph Sadeler; Marc Sadeler) (1614–c1660s).
Engraving on laid paper with small margins.
Size: (sheet) 37.4 x 26.1 cm; (plate) 35.6 x 24 cm; (image borderline) 30.1 x 23.5 cm.
Lettered in plate äbove the image borderline: (centre) “MARTIA FVLVIA TITI VESPESIAN. [sic] VXOR”.
Numbered and lettered in plate below the image borderline: (centre) “XI./ [four verses in eight lines in two columns] Tam bone … Tito.”; (left) “Ægedius Sadeler S. C. M. Sculp.”
State iii (of iii) with Marco Sadeler’s publication details erased.
TIB 7201.376 S3 (Isabelle de Ramaix 1998, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Ægedius Sadele II”, vol. 72, Part 2 [Supplement], New York, Abaris Books, p. 245, cat. no. .376 S3); Hollstein Dutch 369 (Dieuwke de Hoop Scheffer [comp.] 1980, “Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts: Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II”, vol. 21, Amsterdam, Van Gendt & Co., cat. no. XXI.78.369, p. 78); Nagler 64; Le Blanc 166; Wurzbach 173.
The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “Plate 11: Marcia Furnilla, half-length, looking to the right, her right arm resting on a base, wearing a mantle embroidered with acanthus scrolls and fastened with a brooch Etching and engraving” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1878-0713-2666).
See also the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum: http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.168093.
Condition: a well-printed but slightly silvery impression showing minor wear to the lettered text. The sheet is in an excellent condition for its considerable age with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling and there is a small margin of approximately 1 cm around the platemark.
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