Sep 21, 2001 - Sale 1904

Sale 1904 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 1,610
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA (after)
Caracalla and Geta.

Color collotype with hand coloring in watercolor on chine collé, 1907. 745x870 mm; 29 3/8x34 1/4 inches, wide (full ?) margins. Signed in pencil, lower left. Published by Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, with the blind stamp lower left (not in Lugt). Several short scattered edge tears, well outside the image. A fine impression of this scarce print.

Alam-Tadema's painting of the same subject, also from 1
907, is in a private collection. Caracalla and Geta were sons of the Emperor Septimius Severus. Caracalla (188-217) arranged the murder of his brother and succeeded as emperor after his father. This scene shows a celebration in the Roman Colosseum coinciding with the bestowal of the title of Antonius Caesar on Caracalla....