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The Colosseum in Rome
Oil on canvas. 1780 - 1790
Robert, Hubert
The Colosseum in Rome
Oil on canvas. 1780 - 1790
Robert, Hubert

This canvas depicts the Flavian amphitheatre in Rome, known as the Colosseum due to the giant statue of Nero that was located nearby. Robert was notably familiar with recent archaeological discoveries [+]

The Death of Seneca
Oil on canvas. 1871
Domínguez Sánchez, Manuel
The Death of Seneca
Oil on canvas. 1871
Domínguez Sánchez, Manuel

Emperor Nero accused his teacher, Seneca, of treason and ordered his execution. Scorning imperial power, the philosopher decided to take his own life. First he cut his veins and then he took poison. I [+]

The Death of Lucan
Oil on canvas. 1887
Garnelo y Alda, José
The Death of Lucan
Oil on canvas. 1887
Garnelo y Alda, José

This painting is based on Emilio Castelar’s lecture of 1857 on the great Roman poet Lucan (Córdoba 39 AD-Rome 65 AD). It depicts Lucan’s suicide, forced on him by Nero, like that of his uncle S [+]

Séneca, después de abrirse las venas, se mete en un baño y sus amigos, poseídos de dolor, juran odio a Nerón que decretó la muerte de su maestro
Phototype on card. After 1905
Hauser y Menet -Photographer And Publisher- (After Domínguez Sánchez, Manuel)
Séneca, después de abrirse las venas, se mete en un baño y sus amigos, poseídos de dolor, juran odio a Nerón que decretó la muerte de su maestro
Phototype on card. After 1905
Hauser y Menet -Photographer And Publisher- (After Domínguez Sánchez, Manuel)

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Right-hand Section of a Panel of Ornament / Separate Studies for the Decoration of a Panel of Ornament
Pencil, Mauve ink, Grey-brown ink, Wash on paper. Mid-XVIcentury
Anonymous (Circle Of Perino del Vaga)
Right-hand Section of a Panel of Ornament / Separate Studies for the Decoration of a Panel of Ornament
Pencil, Mauve ink, Grey-brown ink, Wash on paper. Mid-XVIcentury
Anonymous (Circle Of Perino del Vaga)

This drawing would appear to date from around the middle of the sixteenth century, since the style of ornament recalls that used by Perino del Vaga and his assistants in the decoration of the Sala Pao [+]

St. Paul Raising Patroclus
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, Wash on paper. XVIII century
Anonymous (Copy Campi, Antonio)
St. Paul Raising Patroclus
Pencil, Pencil ground, Grey-brown ink, Wash on paper. XVIII century
Anonymous (Copy Campi, Antonio)

This is a copy after the fresco by Antonio Campi, datable 1560-64, in S. Paolo Converso, Milán. The late eighteenth-century Italian copyist may have been the same as was responsible for the dra [+]

The Emperor Nero
Marble. Ca. 1565
Bonanome, Giovanni Battista; Bonanome, Nicola
The Emperor Nero
Marble. Ca. 1565
Bonanome, Giovanni Battista; Bonanome, Nicola

In 1562 and 1565 Philip II commissioned the Bonanome brothers to execute two series of busts of the “Twelve Emperors” of whom Suetonius wrote biographies. The monarch was not satisfied with the busts [+]

Roman Patrician, formerly known as Nero
White marble. 65 - 70
Roman Sculptor
Roman Patrician, formerly known as Nero
White marble. 65 - 70
Roman Sculptor

This youth, with his distinctive features, has a hairstyle introduced under Nero (54-68 AD). The Emperor’s undulating locks scandalised the upper classes in Rome at the time but were highly appreciate [+]

Bull in high relief
White marble. 20 A.C. - 60
Roman Sculptor
Bull in high relief
White marble. 20 A.C. - 60
Roman Sculptor

Represented in high relief at half life-size, this bull trots to the right in front of a thin wall that offers additional support to his legs. His scapulae are realistically rendered, as are his hip j [+]

Portrait Bust of a Man
Marble. XVII century
Anonymous
Portrait Bust of a Man
Marble. XVII century
Anonymous

Copia de un retrato griego con cabello y barba rizados. Viste manto sobre túnica abierta, con dos botones en el medio. Estos detalles enlazan con los ropajes con los que se representaba durante el Ren [+]

Nero and Seneca
Plaster. 1904
Barrón González, Eduardo
Nero and Seneca
Plaster. 1904
Barrón González, Eduardo

Nero and Seneca was awarded a first-prize medal at the National Fine Arts exhibition in Madrid in 1904. Barrón never produced a final version of it, in bronze or marble, making this preparatory [+]

The Emperor Vitellius
White marble, Portasanta marble. Ca. 1565
Bonanome, Giovanni Battista; Bonanome, Nicola
The Emperor Vitellius
White marble, Portasanta marble. Ca. 1565
Bonanome, Giovanni Battista; Bonanome, Nicola

This bust of Vitellius is from the monumental series of the “Twelve Emperors” sent by Philip II to the gardens of the Casa de Campo in Madrid in 1571. The features are a more pronounced version of tho [+]

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