Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Colour printed stipple with engraving. 180 x 135mm, 7 x 5¾".
Oval portrait of Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus (9-79), after Titian. He was the Roman general in charge of Claudius's invasion of Britain in AD 43 and the suppression of the Great Jewish Revolt of AD 66–70. After the assassination of Nero in 68, the throne was seized by Galba, who was murdered by Otho, who was defeated by Vitellius, in turn defeated by Vespasian. When the Senate proclaimed Vespanian Emperor in December AD 69 he was the fourth emperor in a year. The 'Encyclopedia Londonensis' was published from 1796 to 1829, compiled by John Wilkes, edited by John Jones.
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