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Portrait of Joseph I

A work made of mezzotint on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1701

Artist:

Christoph Elias Heiss
German, 1660-1731

About this artwork

Elias Christoph Heiss’s emblematic portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I was originally a book illustration celebrating the rule of the monarch’s father, Emperor Leopold. Joseph’s medallion-size bust appears with regal lions and palms evoking the exotic Eden that he believed would come to fruition during his reign.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Christoph Elias Heiss

Title

Portrait of Joseph I

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1701

Medium

Mezzotint on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

340 × 235 mm (plate); 372 × 265 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2221

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