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Trajan and the Widow I

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ITALIAN, VERONESE

Trajan and the Widow I


Date: probably about 1475-1500
Medium: Tempera on spruce
Dimensions: 34 x 31.5 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1883

The Emperor Trajan was persuaded to postpone affairs of state, and render justice to a widow for her dead child (Dante, 'Purgatorio', X:76 ff).

This panel and 'Trajan and the Widow II' are presumably from a cassone, and are probably of the late 15th century.

Spruce was very popular as a support in Verona. The unusual frame may be original, although if so, it has been heavily regilded.

Subjects

Historical

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This image is part of the group:

"Cassone Panels with Scenes from the Life of Trajan"

Other images in group:

Trajan and the Widow I
NG1135
The Justice of Trajan
NG1136