Septizonium of the Palatine

Septizodium of the Palatine

1546
Nicolas Beatrizet (French, 1507 or 1515–about 1565), Published by Antonio Lafreri (French (worked in Italy), 1512–1577)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in B or P; Huelsen 40a

Accession Number

P1494

Medium or Technique

Engraving with etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

LUCI SEPTIMII SEVERI CAESARIS IN VIA APPIA QUANTUM QUIDAM CONSEQUI CONIECTURA POTERUNT SEPULCHRUM SEPTIZONII TITULO TEMPORUM INIURIA PAENE DISTRUCTUM CETERIS PARTIB VEL CORRUPTIS VEL CONLABSIS NEGLIGENTIA SUPERIORIS AEVI MOTI QUOD SUPEREST MEMORIAM VETERUM PROPAGANTES EFFINXIMUS. ROMAE MDXLVI

Translation: Extending the memory of antiquity, we have portrayed the sepulcher of Lucius Septimius Severus Caesar, which by conjecture and the inscription of the Septizonium was sought in the Appian Way—nearly destroyed by the injuries of time, the remaining parts having been either damaged or fallen into ruin through the neglect of the greater passage of time

Provenance

Early provenance not researched; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York, Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA, November 1897.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund