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The Death of Caesar ~ A Painting by Jean Léon Gérôme

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Gérôme ~ The Death of Caesar

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.

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