File:Jean-Léon Gérôme - The Death of Caesar - Walters 37884.jpg

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Jean-Léon Gérôme: The Death of Caesar  wikidata:Q18749621 
Artist
artist QS:P170,Q212499
Jean-Léon Gérôme: The Death of Caesar
Title
The Death of Caesar
label QS:Len,"The Death of Caesar"
label QS:Lfr,"La Mort de César"
Object type painting
Genre history painting
Description
English: Julius Caesar was assassinated in Rome on the Ides of March (March 15), 44 BC. Characteristically, Gérôme has depicted not the incident itself, but its immediate aftermath. The illusion of reality that Gérôme imparted to his paintings with his smooth, polished technique led one critic to comment, "If photography had existed in Caesar's day, one could believe that the picture was painted from a photograph taken on the spot at the very moment of the catastrophe."
Italiano: Giulio Cesare è stato assassinato a Roma alle Idi di Marzo (15 Marzo 15), 44 a.C. Gérôme dipinse non il fatto in se, ma i momenti immediatamente seguenti. L'illusione di realtà che Gérôme infonde ai suoi dipinti con la propria tecnica morbida e pulita portò alcuni critici a commentare, "Se la fotografia fosse esistita al tempo di Cesare, si potrebbe credere che il quadro fosse dipinto in base alla foto presa sul luogo nel momento della catastrofe."
Depicted people
Depicted place Theatre of Pompey
Date between 1859 and 1867
date QS:P571,+1850-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1859-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1867-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 85.5 cm (33.6 ″); Width: 145.5 cm (57.2 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,85.5U174728;P2049,145.5U174728
; with frame: Height: 130.8 cm (51.5 ″); Width: 188.9 cm (74.3 ″); Depth: 13.9 cm (5.5 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,130.81U174728;P2049,188.91U174728;P5524,13.97U174728
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
37.884
Object history
  • M. J. Allard
  • John Taylor Johnston [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • John Taylor Johnston Sale, New York, 1876, no. 188
  • John Jacob Astor [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • Boussod Veladon et Cie [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • James B. Haggin et al. Sale, New York, April 5, 1917, no. 148
  • : purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore
  • : bequeathed to Walters Art Museum by Henry Walters
Exhibition history I, Claudius: Art in the Age of Julio-Claudians. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977-1978. The Second Empire 1852-1870: Art in France under Napoleon III. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. 1978-1979. Paris 1889: American Artists at the Universal Exposition. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. 1990. Manet and the Execution of Maximilian. 1992. Parallels and Precedents: Baltimore's George A. Lucas Collection. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1995. Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998. Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001. Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton. 2000-2002. A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002-2004. The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Musee D'Orsay, Paris. 2010-2011.
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917
Inscriptions Signature and date bottom left: J. L. Gerome MDCCCLIX
last two digits abraded
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