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Print, The Roman Emperor Caligula (37-41)

This is a Print. It was print maker: Étienne Charpentier. It is dated 1750-1760 and we acquired it in 1914. Its medium is engraving with etching on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

Plate: 69.9 × 50.1 cm (27 1/2 × 19 3/4 in.) Paper: 80.3 × 57.8 cm (31 5/8 × 22 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: tablets with the firm of T. Dupuy and a Maltese cross in a circular chain.

It is inscribed

On a shell in the top center: "CALIGULA/Quatriemè EMPEREUR." A caption of 12 lines telling the story of the emperor in the bottom center, beginning: "CALIGULA, fils de Germanicus et d'Agrippine," and ending: "après la mort du Sauveur." Bottom margin: "a Paris chez Charpentier rue St. Jacques au Coq. Avec Privilege du Roy." Right bottom corner: "4."

Cite this object as

Print, The Roman Emperor Caligula (37-41); Print Maker: Étienne Charpentier (French, 1707 – after 1792); France; engraving with etching on paper; Plate: 69.9 × 50.1 cm (27 1/2 × 19 3/4 in.) Paper: 80.3 × 57.8 cm (31 5/8 × 22 3/4 in.); 1914-49-1

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