Oct 19, 2023 11:00 EST

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints

 
Lot 501
 

501

Imperial Roman Style

Head of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, known as Caracalla
Marble
Height 7 inches (17.8 cm)
The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (188-217 CE), known as "Caracalla" after a Gaullic hooded cloak he habitually wore and made fashionable, was the elder son of the Emperor Septimius Severus. His father made him Co-Emperor when he was only 10. When he succeeded to the Imperium at his father's death in 211 CE, his younger brother Geta was appointed Co-Emperor with him. Geta was shortly thereafter assassinated by members of the Pretorian Guard, it is generally believed at Caracalla's orders. Thereafter Caracalla ruled alone until his own assassination in 217 CE.

Please note that there is a green stain on the back of the neck of this piece.

Sold for $5,670
Estimated at $300 - $600

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

Head of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, known as Caracalla
Marble
Height 7 inches (17.8 cm)
The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (188-217 CE), known as "Caracalla" after a Gaullic hooded cloak he habitually wore and made fashionable, was the elder son of the Emperor Septimius Severus. His father made him Co-Emperor when he was only 10. When he succeeded to the Imperium at his father's death in 211 CE, his younger brother Geta was appointed Co-Emperor with him. Geta was shortly thereafter assassinated by members of the Pretorian Guard, it is generally believed at Caracalla's orders. Thereafter Caracalla ruled alone until his own assassination in 217 CE.

Please note that there is a green stain on the back of the neck of this piece.

A number of small breaks; chipping around the base of the neck. There is a green stain on the back of the neck.

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Auction: Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints, Oct 19, 2023

  • Auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on October 19, 2023
  • Works by European Artists from the Renaissance through the 19th Century
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complimentary Auction Estimates for Your Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings


NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle presented an auction of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Prints on October 19, 2023 that saw spirited bidding on a wide range of works from prominent collections and distinguished estates. Offerings included landscapes, still lifes, portraits and religious subjects by European artists from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

Highlighting the sale was a Flemish portrait of a soldier dating to around 1500 that attracted determined trans-Atlantic competition, driving the painting far over its $3,000-5,000 estimate to achieve $75,600. Once thought to be by the Antwerp master Quentin Massys, although now believed to be by an unrecorded artist of the period, it came with a solid publication history and a distinguished provenance from the family of the Earls Amherst. One remarkable feature was its elaborate frame ornamented with carved military paraphernalia, which was added to the piece around 1810 when it was presented as a gift to Lord Jeffrey Amherst.


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