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Bust of Emperor Nero, plate 12 from Twelve Famous Greek and Roman Men, after Peter Paul Rubens, after the Antique

1638
17th century
34.5 cm x 24.6 cm (13 9/16 in. x 9 11/16 in.)

Paulus Pontius (Antwerp, Flanders (Belgium), 1603 - 1658, Antwerp) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, Flemish
Medium and Support: Engraving
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Accession Number: 2002.1102

This print is from a series of twelve engravings by different printmakers after Rubens' drawings of antique marble sculptures. The Bust of Emperor Nero is after a pen drawing by Rubens in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Mass. Rubens' drawing and Pontius' print are after an unidentified marble sculpure that was part of Rubens' antiquities collection acquired after Sir Dudley Carleton in 1618.

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