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Demetrius Imperator Russiae Magnus-Dux Moskoviae Vlodomer Et Navograd

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    after 1605 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cockson, Thomas (engraver)
    Holland, Compton (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 7

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, head and shoulders, facing slightly right, within an oval border with letters.

Place of Origin

London (published)


after 1605 (published)


Cockson, Thomas (engraver)
Holland, Compton (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'TC sculp:'
Signed with monogram

'Demetrius Imperator Russiae Magnus-Dux Moskoviae Vlodomer Et Navograd. Etc. / The most mightie Prince Demetrius Emperour of Russia…and of the North parts, etc. Compton Holland excud.'


Height: 18.1 cm, Width: 11.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Dmitriy [I or II], Emperor of Russia, the 'False Demetrius', engraving by Thomas Cockson, after 1605.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hind, Arthur Mayger. Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. London: Cambridge University Press, 1952-5, 3 v.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Production Note

Hind lists this print under T. Cockson, but states that the monogram used is also that of Thomas Cecill (see Note 1, page 241 of Engraving in England in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Century, Part 1, (The Tudor Period). The subject of the engraving is uncertain and may be either Grigory Otrepyev, the usurper, the ‘False Demtetrius’ (1581-1606/7), or the ‘False Demetrius II’ (d. 1610).’



Subjects depicted



Prints; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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