Iconography

 

The death os Seneca, anonymus, 1612 - 1615

Fig. 3b: Seneca in the Bath by Domínguez Sánchez, Manuel

This group depicts Seneca instructing Nero, to whom he was tutor. Barrón focuses on a dramatic expression of their different characters, hinting at the unjust fate of the Cordoban philosopher Seneca, who would be accused of treason and obliged by the Emperor to commit suicide. That event is depicted in other works in the Museum such as The Death of Seneca by the studio of Rubens, and the painting entitled Seneca in the Bath, having opened his Veins, while his grief-stricken Friends swear their Hatred of Nero who decreed their Master’s Death by Manuel Domínguez Sánchez.

 
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