A favorite purchase of aristocrats on the Grand Tour was paintings of famous Roman Emperors from antiquity. Italian artists worked hard to be certain nobody that wanted a set left for home disappointed. Having said that these portraits remain scarce and highly valued. This example is one of 4 that we currently have to sell. The are painted on oak panels and in newer custom gilt frames with well painted faux marble. We date these to the first part of the 19th century.