Roman Emperors (12 works, lost)

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Title: Roman Emperors (12 works, lost)

Date work started: 1536

Date work completed: 1539

Place created: Venice

Patron: Federico II Gonzaga


Material: oil on canvas; lost; known through engravings by Aegidius Sadeler II


Genre: myth

  • Sequence: Itinerary 1 of 7

    Owner Name: Titian

    In possession from: 1536 to 1539

    Location: Casa Grande


    Titian probably sent the paintings from Venice, with occasional visits to supervise the installation.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 2 of 7

    Owner Name: Gonzaga Family

    In possession from: 1539 to 1627

    Location: Palazzo Ducale


    Citations: Bodart, Diane, Tiziano e Federico II Gonzaga: Storia di un rapporto di committenza, (Rome: Bulzoni, 1998) pp. 151-8. Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) pp. 43-7.

  • Sequence: Itinerary 3 of 7

    Owner Name: Daniel Nys

    In possession from: 1627 to 1627

    Location: Murano



  • Sequence: Itinerary 4 of 7

    Owner Name: Charles I

    In possession from: 1628 to 1649

    Location: Palace of Whitehall



  • Sequence: Itinerary 5 of 7

    Owner Name: Captain Stone

    In possession from: 1649 to 1666

    Location: London



  • Sequence: Itinerary 6 of 7

    Owner Name: Spanish Royal Family

    In possession from: 1666 to 1734

    Location: Alcazar of Madrid


    Hung in the Galeria del Mediodia

    Citations: Burke, Marcus B. and Peter Cherry, Collections of Paintings in Madrid, 1601-1755, (London: , 1997) p. 25.

  • Sequence: Itinerary 7 of 7

    Owner Name: destroyed in fire

    In possession from: 1734 to 1734

    Location: Alcazar of Madrid



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