[Italy] Decius Brutus. Julius Caesar.From a Coin in Dr. Hunter's Museum.
Pub. March. 26, 1793, by E & S Harding Pall Mall.
Stipple. Sheet size: 185 x 130mm (7¼ x 5¼"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on scrap sheet.
A portrait, in profile facing the right, of Decius Brutus [a character in Shakespeare's] Julius Caesar, from a coin in Scottish anatomist and physician Dr. William Hunter's (1718 -1783) museum. Hunter was an avid antique coin collector and the 'Hunter Coin' cabinet in the Hunterian Museum remains one of the world's great collections. Decimus Brutus was a Roman politician and general of the 1st century BC and one of the leading instigators of Julius Caesar's assassination. Decimus Brutus is not to be confused with the more famous Brutus among the conspirators, Marcus Brutus. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Decimus Brutus is mistakenly called 'Decius', as inscribed in the title.
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