Antique Oil Painting Cornelia with Jewels XIX Century
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"Cornelia and her Jewels" is a Roman painting dating from the second half of the XIX Century.
In the painting, Cornelia, a wife of a Roman patrician is picturedwith her two sonstalking to a woman with a jewelry box who according to a story asks Cornelia where her jewels are if her husband is so successful. The painting depicts the moment when Cornelia responds to the woman by gesturing to her children, indicating that they are her jewels. Cornelia tells the woman that it is her job to raise her boys to be great men like their father. This painting is an image of posterity above material items.
Cornelia is a good wife and mother who embraces her domestic role, the ideal. She also raised her two sons, Tiberius and Gaius, known as the Gracchi, to be successful politicians. Her loyalty to her sons and to their career is documented by Roman histories. During the 18th century, Cornelia was celebrated for this role and attitude.
The painting comes with a stamped certificate of authenticity and expertiseby Dr.ArminSilbernaglwho is a Professor of the Fine Arts Tribunal in Milan.
Excellent condition. Thepainting is not framed.
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- Fine Art
- Country of Origin
- United Kingdom
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