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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.
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.