The J. Paul Getty Museum

Portrait of a Man

Object Details

Title:

Portrait of a Man

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Roman Empire (Place Created)

Date:

late 1st century B.C.

Medium:

Marble

Object Number:

78.AA.7

Dimensions:

36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
by 1977 - 1978

Fritz Bürki (Zurich, Switzerland), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Roman Portrait Sculpture (February 20 to April 9, 1980)
  • Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery (Santa Cruz), February 20 to April 9, 1980
Portraits: Ancient and Contemporary (October 14 to November 10, 1980)
  • Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), October 14 to November 10, 1980
Caesars and Citizens: Roman Portrait Sculpture from the J. Paul Getty Museum (April 26, 1981 to February 28, 1982)
  • Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa), April 26 to July 12, 1981
  • Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery (Austin), September 17 to December 6, 1981
  • Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix), January 6 to February 28, 1982
Roman Portraits (March 1 to April 15, 1990)
  • Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California (Los Angeles), March 1 to April 15, 1990
Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World (October 28, 2017 to January 7, 2018)
  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco), October 28, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Bibliography
Bibliography

Erhart, Patricia, Jiri Frel, Sandra Morgan, and Sheldon Nodelman. Roman Portraits: Aspects of Self and Society (exh. cat.), Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, February 20-April 9, 1980, and Loyola Marymount University Art Gallery, October 14-November 11, 1980. (1980), no. 3.

Frel, Jirí. In collaboration with Sandra Knudsen Morgan. Roman Portraits in the Getty Museum. Exh. cat. for "Caesars and Citizens," Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 26-July 12, 1981, pp. 20-21, 120, no. 8, ill.

Chamay, Jacques, Jiřì Frel, and Jean-Louis Maier. Le monde des Césars: Portraits romains (Geneva: Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève 1982), p. 55; pls. 5, 5a-b.

Frel, Jiří. "Ancient Repairs to Classical Sculpture at Malibu." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), pp. 79-80, no. 18; fig. 11.

Pollini, John. Roman Portraiture: Images of Character and Virtue, exhibition cat., Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, 1990), pp. 38-39, cat. no. 13 (Claudia C. A. Boyle).

Brinkmann, Vincenz., Renee Dreifus, and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, eds. Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, exh. cat., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oct 28, 2017–Jan 8, 2018 (Munich: Prestel; London: DelMonico; San Francisco: FAMSF, 2017), p. 147, no. 60.

Daehner, Jens. "Portrait head of a bearded man." In Brinkmann, Vincenz, Renee Dreyfus, and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann (eds) Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World (San Francisco: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, 2017), p. 141, no. 60.