The Death of Caesar (1867) by Jean Léon Gérôme
On this day, March 15, in the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated. French painter Jean Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) painted The Death of Caesar, finishing it in 1867. The painting shows the assassination after it has taken place. Caesar’s bloody body, covered with a sheet, lies in the foreground, as the participants in the killing are exiting the room.