“Cornelia and her Jewels” is a Roman painting dating from circa 1860.
In the painting, Cornelia, a wife of a Roman patrician is pictured with her two sons talking to a woman with a jewelry box who according to a story asks Cornelia where her jewels are if her husband is so successful.
The painting depicts the moment when Cornelia responds to the woman by gesturing to her children, indicating that they are her jewels. Cornelia tells the woman that it is her job to raise her boys to be great men like their father. This painting is an image of posterity above material items.
Cornelia is a good wife and mother who embraces her domestic role, the ideal. She also raised her two sons, Tiberius and Gaius, known as the Gracchi, to be successful politicians. Her loyalty to her sons and to their career is documented by Roman histories. During the 18th century, Cornelia was celebrated for this role and attitude.
The painting comes with a stamped certificate of authenticity and expertise by Dr. Armin Silbernagl who is a Professor of the Fine Arts Tribunal in Milan.
Excellent condition. The painting is not framed.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 64 x Width 55 – Painting
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches – Painting
Our reference: 01725
Please feel free to email or call us to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.
We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.
A shipping cost to all other destinations must be requested prior to purchase.
Delivery and return policy:
We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.
In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.
The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.
Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.
Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.