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Lot 0520
**Originally Listed At $150**

Europe, France, "L 'Empereur Tite Avec La Toge" etching, ca. 18th century CE. A well-executed depiction of Emperor Titus donning a toga and holding a scroll, most likely symbolizing the letter of the law. The artist clearly embraced a reverence for the human figure with fine-line delineations of the volumes of the billowing fabric draped over the Emperor's body. Despite a nod toward naturalism, the emperor's face and form represent an idealism that ventures beyond humanity to a godlike presence. Size: plate 13" L x 7.25" W (33 cm x 18.4 cm); sheet 17.25" L x 10.5" W (43.8 cm x 26.7 cm); matted 23.625" L x 18.375" W (60 cm x 46.7 cm)

Titus, a member of the Flavian dynasty who became the first Roman Emperor to assume the throne following the death of his biological father, was the Roman emperor from 79 to 81 CE, best known for completing the Colosseum as well as his giving generosity to those who suffered the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and a dangerous fire in Rome in 80 CE. He died from a fever after only two years in office, and was subsequently deified by the Roman Senate.

Provenance: Ex-Denenberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA.

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Condition

Etching shows minor creases and is taped to the matt on two sides. Paper shows expected discoloration commensurate with age.

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18th C French Neoclassical Etching - Titus in Toga

Estimate $200 - $300Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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