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The sculpture gallery.
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir (1836-1912) (Artist)
Blanchard, Auguste Thomas Marie (1819-1898) (Etcher)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Rome (Ancient)

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1889
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Romans -- To 499
Art objects, Roman
Stores & shops -- To 499
Reproductive prints
Art reproductions
Content: An aristocratic Roman family examines statues and decorative objects in the rear space of a shop selling household objects. At center, a slave presents a labrum, or basin, decorated with the sea-monster Scylla. Other objects include a marble statue of Agrippina, mother of Caligula, a bust of Pericles, a bronze of the infant Hercules strangling serpents, and various architectural decorations. The artist had examined and photographed many of the objects during his visits to Herculaneum and Pompeii in the 1860s, and they are recreated in the painting with archaeological precision.
Source note: The laurelled chefs-d''oeuvre d''art of the Paris exhibition and salon, also from the Royal academy of London and the public galleries of Europe and America. (Philadelphia : Gebbie Co., 1889).
Physical Description
Abrasion and red spot on image.
Extent: 1 print : b ; 31.5 x 24 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a5aaddf0-c5bf-012f-19ea-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1836: Creator Born
  • 1889: Issued
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The sculpture gallery." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1889. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6009-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The sculpture gallery." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6009-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1889). The sculpture gallery. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6009-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The sculpture gallery.