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Caesar Crossing the Rubicon, c. 1900

Jean-Léon Gérôme
French, 1824 - 1904
bronze with gilding and brown and black patina
75 x 93.7 x 29.8 cm
Gift of the Michael Tanenbaum Family Trust, Toronto, 1999
National Gallery of Canada (no. 40157)



Additional Information 

Signed on side of base at front left: JL. GEROME

Stamped inside the base: MADE IN FRANCE SIOT PARIS and 7831

Provenance 

New York art market (?)[1]

Shepherd Gallery, New York, United States [2]

by 1994 –1999/12/06
Joey (b.1933) and Toby Tanenbaum, Toronto, Canada, purchased from the Shepherd Gallery [3]

1999/12/06 –
National Gallery of Canada, given by the Michael Tanenbaum Family Trust [4]

Notes 

[1] See note [2]

[2] According o Robert Kashey, the Shepherd gallery archives contain no records of the piece. He states that it was “most likely purchased on the New York art market” [Fax from Robert Kashey of Shepherd Gallery to Anke Kausch, NGC Provenance Research Project, July 18, 2008, NGC curatorial file]

[3] Joey and Toby Tanenbaums acquired the bronze from the Shepherd gallery. In 1994 it was included in their sale 19th and 20th Century Sculpture” at Sotheby's New York [26 May, 1994, lot 33] and bought in.

[4] The National Gallery of Canada received the bronze in December 1999 as a gift from the Michael Tanenbaum Family Trust. Accession log [NGC curatorial file].

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