|Method||Mezzotint and copper engraving|
|Artist||Elias Christoph Heiss|
|Dimensions||Image and Plate 315 x 220 mm|
A half portrait of Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany, King of Bohemia, Archduke of Austria and King of Croatia and Hungary. Joseph is depicted in a elaborately decorative framed scene, with his title inscribed above and his motto inscribed below 'Amore et Timore' meaning 'Through Love and Fear'. Joseph is wearing a luxurious waist length wig, adorned with a laurel wreath. He's wearing full decorative armour which is partially visible under a heavy cloak.
Joseph I (1678-1711) was Holy Roman Emperor and King of Germany, King of Bohemia, Archduke of Austria and King of Croatia and Hungary. Born in Vienna, he was of the House Habsburg and reigned as Holy Roman Emperor from 1705 until his death from smallpox in 1711.
Elias Christoph Heiss (1660-1731) was a painter, copperplate and mezzotint engraver best know for his prints after Sir Godfrey Kneller.
Condition: Horizontal crease, minor tears to edges, minor surface dirt and time toning to sheet.