The Gemma Tiberiana (Cameo of the Glorification of Germanicus) by Peter Paul Rubens

Painting of the Gemma Tiberiana, cameo of the Glorification of Germanicus who is taking leave of Tiberius and Livia.

Details

Medium:
Grisalle heightened in brown on a dark brown ground on canvas
Dimensions:
101 x 80 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £180,000)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Estate of Christopher Norris

In the upper tier are various deceased members of the family and in the lower tier are grieving barbarians conquered by the Romans. Given by Balduin of Constantinople to Louis IX of France.

Provenance

Nicholas-Claus Fabri de Peiresc; Jacques & Pierre Dupuy; President de Thon; Charles Phillipe.Campion de Tersan sale, Paris, Nov 1819; Shorting sale, Brossley, Shropshire, March 1940; bt. Christopher Norris.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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