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Virgil Reading the "Aeneid" to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1790/93

Artist:

Jean Baptiste Joseph Wicar
French, 1762-1834

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 218

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Jean Baptiste Joseph Wicar

Title

Virgil Reading the "Aeneid" to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia

Origin

France

Date

1790

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed on Virgil's scroll: TU MAR[CELLUS ERIS]

Dimensions

43 3/4 × 56 1/8 in. (111.1 × 142.6 cm)

Credit Line

Wirt D. Walker Fund

Reference Number

1963.258

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