The Death of Caesar  1867

by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Oil on canvas, H: 33 11/16 x W: 57 5/16 in. (85.5 x 145.5 cm) [br] Description: 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 comm...
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