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Joseph Werner II

  • Object:

    Self portrait

  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    1662-1700 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ertinger, Franz, born 1648 (engraver)
    Werner, Joseph, born 1637 - died 1710 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr E. J. Allen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case G, shelf 6, box C

Physical description

Self-portrait, half-length, facing slightly left and pointing to a painting on an ease.

Place of Origin

France (printed)


1662-1700 (printed)


Ertinger, Franz, born 1648 (engraver)
Werner, Joseph, born 1637 - died 1710 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Indomitum fraenans Genius Virtute Leonem / Auspice picture, ad templum perducit honoris'
Lettered with 2 lines of verse

'Josephus Wernerus junior Roman J A le Poutre, Franc: Ertinger fecit'


Height: 21 cm cut, Width: 13.3 cm cut

Object history note

The miniature portrait from which this engraving was made is in the Department of Paintings, P.168-1931.

Descriptive line

Self portrait of Joseph Werner pointing to a painting on an easel. Engraving by Franz Ertinger, the frontispiece to a set of 10 plates illustrating Ovid's Metamorphoses, 1662-1700

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1952. London: HMSO, 1963.


Printing ink



Subjects depicted

Easel; Man; Artist


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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