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Print, The Roman Emperor Vitellius (69), in escutcheon

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: 69.8 × 51.6 cm (27 1/2 × 20 5/16 in.) Paper: 80.3 × 57.7 cm (31 5/8 × 22 11/16 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

Top center: "VITELLIUS/Neuviéme Empereur/des Romains." Bottom center, caption if twenty-one lines in an eschutcheon, beginning: "Vitellius étoit fils de" and ending: "l'an de grace 72." Address as 1914-49-1, bottom margin right: "9."

Cite this object as

Print, The Roman Emperor Vitellius (69), in escutcheon; Print Maker: Étienne Charpentier (French, 1707 – after 1792); France; engraving with etching on paper; Plate: 69.8 × 51.6 cm (27 1/2 × 20 5/16 in.) Paper: 80.3 × 57.7 cm (31 5/8 × 22 11/16 in.); 1914-49-3

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