Roma, after Master I. B.
22.5 cm x 15.8 cm (8 7/8 in. x 6 1/4 in.)
(Flourished 1525-1550 - 1563)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
This personification of the City of Rome, seated atop the trophies of war and holding a statuette of Victory, depends upon an engraving by the so-called Master I.B. Rich but a bit coarse in description, it epitomizes the characteristics of the technique, as well as the naive classicism, of the Hopfers. Since iron plates corroded quickly, only the earliest impressions are this vivid.