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Massacre: Study for decoration
Massacre: Study for decoration
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Graphite Under Pen And Brown Ink (iron Gall?) With Gray Wash Heightened With White Gouache On Cream Laid Paper Affixed To Paper Mount
Dimensions:
Image: 138 x 141 mm (5 7/16 x 5 9/16 in.) octagonal
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

H. W. Campe (not identified in C.G. Boerner sale 25 May 1921); Carl Rolas du Rosey (d. 1862, Dresden); Herbert Fleishhacker, gift to CPLH.

Accession Number:
1930.11
Acquisition Date:
1930-09-27
Credit Line:

Gift of Herbert Fleishhacker

Palatial setting; elevated dais; ruler; offerings of severed heads.

STUDY FOR A CEILING DECORATION, octagonal detail frames a scene of an ancient trial, the leader sits on a throne with advisors near as he hears mens’ pleas, at his feet lie several severed heads, some men offer more heads as they approach him, one man points in fear, leader wears battle gear and clutches a weapon at his side.