NamesCourten, Angelo von 1848-1925 (Artist)
Wonders: Images of the Ancient World
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1894
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
TopicsArchesAwardsWreathsRomans -- To 499Chariots -- Rome -- To 499Chariot racingVictoriesCircus, RomanAmphitheaters -- Rome
NotesContent: "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."--printed on border.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 DescriptionHalftone photomechanical printsExtent: Image 19.5 x 28 cm
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersUniversal Unique Identifier (UUID): a6011610-c5bf-012f-7c81-58d385a7bc34
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