Bust of Emperor Nero, plate 12 from Twelve Famous Greek and Roman Men, after Peter Paul Rubens, after the Antique
34.5 cm x 24.6 cm (13 9/16 in. x 9 11/16 in.)
(Antwerp, Flanders (Belgium), 1603 - 1658, Antwerp)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
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.