Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾".
Oval portrait of Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus (10BC-AD41), after Titian. Became emperor as by the virtue of being the last male member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty left alive after the purges of Tiberius and Caligula, having been regarded as no threat because of physical infirmities. He added Britain to the empire. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
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