The Death of Caesar

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The Death of Caesar
Jean-Léon Gérôme - The Death of Caesar - Walters 37884.jpg
Artist Jean-Léon Gérôme
Year 1867
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 85.5 cm × 145.5 cm (33.7 in × 57.3 in)
Location Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

The Death of Caesar (French: La Mort de César) is an 1867 painting by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. It depicts the moment after the assassination of Julius Caesar, when the jubilant conspirators are walking away from Caesar's dead body at the Theatre of Pompey, on the Ides of March (March 15), 44 BC. The painting is kept at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Provenance[edit]

  • 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
  • 1917: purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore
  • 1931: bequeathed to Walters Art Museum by Henry Walters[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Death of Caesar". Walters Art Museum. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 

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