Jean-Léon GÉROME (Vesoul, 1824 - 1904, Paris)

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Jean-Léon GÉROME (Vesoul, 1824 - 1904, Paris)
Portrait of the emperor Julius Caesar
Oil on canvas (original canvas) in grisaille
Signed lower left JL. GÉROME
27 x 20 cm
In its original wood and gilded stucco frame
This oil on canvas, as well as two other paintings also in grisaille depicting the Roman emperor (see G. M. Ackerman, Jean Léon Gérôme, Paris, 2000, p. 252 - 253, n°142 and 143), were made by Gérôme around 1863 for the illustration of the second volume of the History of Julius Caesar by Napoleon III.
PROVENANCE
- Produced for the illustration of Volume II of Napoleon III's History of Julius Caesar
- Given by the artist to Jean Franceschini Pietri, the emperor's private secretary, in 1891
- Succession Baciocchi, Ile Rousse, 1924
- Franceschini Pietri Collection
- His sale, Fontainebleau, Osenat, April 1, 2012, no. 51
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