Set 12 Prints From Francesco Terzi’s Portraits Of The House Of Austria
Set 12 Framed Prints from Francesco Terzi’s Portraits of the House of Austria / Hapsburg in Architectural Settings c.1570 – later frames – old repairs. Series of 12 portraits of members of the Austrian House of Habsburg, by the Italian Mannerist painter Terzio (ca. 1523-1591) and finely engr. by Gaspare Oselli (1536-1590). Full-length portraits depicted within an architectural setting composed of a pedestal, engaged columns and a large entablature; most of the plates feature one person, some two. In five parts: portraits of Holy Roman Emperors, from the dedicatee Maximilian II (1527-1576) to the founder of the dynasty Rudolf of Habsburg (1218-1291); Ferdinand II (1529-1595), Archduke of Austria, and early members of the Habsburg family; Charles II, Archduke of Austria (1540-1590), and Merovingian Kings; Philip II of Spain (1527-1598) Maria of Austria (1528-1603), Holy Roman Empress, and Habsburg queens.
58cm high x 45cm wide
(22.8” x 17.7”)