Titus Manlius Torquatus

Fine Arts Old Master Prints
Titus Manlius Torquatus

Item Info

Item No: facp00013
Title: Titus Manlius Torquatus
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection - Old Master Prints

Dutch painter and printmaker.

Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity reading, "This is to certify that the work of art described below was acquired from the Associated American Artists and is guaranteed to be an original print."

Monogrammed by artist, bottom, left of center, "HG fecit."  Latin verse on bottom of print by Franco Estius.

Location: large box 1

While at war with the Gauls in 361 B.C., Titus Manlius slayed a gigantic Gaul and then placed the giant's tongue around his neck.  Hence he acquired the surname "Torquatus." 

In this engraving, the fifth of the artist's "Roman heroes" series dedicated to Emperor Rudolph II, the event can be seen in the background between the heroe's legs.  Here Goltzius has chosen to emphasize the heroe's physique rather than his deed.


Hendrik Goltzius, 1558-1617 : the Complete Engravings and Woodcuts.  Edited by Walter L. Strauss.  New York : Abaris Books, 1977.  2 vols.  769.92 G584HE

Creation Year: 1586
Image Dimensions Width: 48.0 cm
Creator Name: Goltzius, Hendrick, 1558-1617 - Artist