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The victor.

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The victor.
Courten, Angelo (1848-) (Artist)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Rome (Ancient)

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Wreaths -- To 499
Romans -- To 499
Chariots -- Rome -- To 499
Chariot racing
Circus, Roman
Amphitheaters -- Rome
Art reproductions
Content: Printed on border: "The painters of the Gallic race are more than half Roman in their spirit. They take naturally to classical subjects. There is much in the modern french artist which allies him in his sympathies with the great products of the Greeks and Latins. The scene here depicted is one familiar to all. It has furnished the theme of some of the finest art productions of ancient and modern times. The victor from the Graeco-Roman chariot race has come around triumphant to the exit from the arena of his glory, and is passing the marble stand where the Queen of Beauty has risen to give him the wreath of victory. This events was the supreme moment in the life of the Greek or Roman youth. The possibility of winning a prize in the national games kindled ambitions that were as all-devouring and insatiable as those that sprang from the triumphs of war or statesmanship. In this scene the proud young charioteer is honored beyond estimate by his victory and his crown of laurels. All classes are in delight. He drives into the presence of the Queen of Beauty to the music of flutes. Old men shout and applaud. Women smile, and children fling flowers under the horses of the victor. The marble archway is before him, and the golden sunshine bathes the scene in his day of greatest triumph."
Source note: Art and artists of all nations : paintings exhibited in the Department of Fine Arts at the World''s Columbian Exposition, 1893. (New York : Arkell, 1894) World''s Columbian Exposition (1839 : Chicago, Ill.), Author.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 1 art reproduction : b ; image 19.5 x 28 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a6011610-c5bf-012f-7c81-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The victor." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-600a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The victor." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 24, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-600a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). The victor. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-600a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The victor.