18 Works, Today, March 28th. is artist Jean-Paul Laurens’ day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #86

Jean-Paul Laurens (1838–1921)
La Mort de Tibere/ The Death of Tibere, c. 1864

Oil on canvas
Height: 177 cm (69.6 in); Width: 223 cm (87.7 in)
Georges Labit Museum, Toulouse, France

Tiberius Caesar Augustus (42 BC — 16 March AD 37) was the second Roman emperor, reigning from AD 14 to 37. He succeeded his stepfather, Augustus.

In 26 AD he removed himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his unscrupulous Praetorian prefects Sejanus and Naevius Sutorius Macro. When Tiberius died, he was succeeded by his grand-nephew and adopted grandson, Caligula. More on Tiberius Caesar Augustus

Jean-Paul Laurens (28 March 1838–23 March 1921) was a French painter and sculptor, and one of the last major exponents of the French Academic style.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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