23 X 58 cm

Was part of the exhibition "The von Wagner code" at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida (USA) from June to September 2018

Ink and pencil sketch on paper


Label of a Russian art dealer on the back

This drawing is a sketch for the Roman chariot race at the Circus Maximus with quadriga in the presence of Emperor Domitian dated 1882 and painted by Alexander von Wagner (1838-1919) at the Manchester art gallery painted for the 1873 exhibition in Vienna.

This painting is considered the masterpiece of the Hungarian artist and has had a definite influence on the history of this episode, even influencing the staging of the film Ben Hur.

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