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Eduard Buchler
The Great Fire of Rome - 19th Century Oil Painting of Emperor Nero & St Peter

circa 1890

$64,775.86

About

A large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting the famous events of AD64 and ‘The Great Fire of Rome’ with the triumphant Emperor Nero and his attendants - including Seneca and the Praetorian Guard – looking-on as St Peter and others are crucified, the city in flames beyond by the eminent history painter Eduard Buchler (1861-1958). The painting is signed by the artist and is presented in a superb quality, newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary. Roman historians Pliny the Elder, Suetonius, and Cassius Dio all wrote that Nero was responsible for the Great Fire. The Emperor blamed the city’s Christians, large numbers of whom were crucified including Saint Peter. The events of July AD64 are the subject of the film ‘Quō Vādis’. Dimensions: (framed) 120cm x 88cm (47¼” x 34½”) Dimensions: (canvas only) 101cm x 70cm (39¾” x 27½”) Medium: Oil on canvas. Provenance: Private European collection. Presentation: Superb quality gilt metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers. Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang. Conservation: Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration (est.1974) or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television's 'Fake or Fortune' and 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'. About AFP Academy Fine Paintings is an international fine art dealership based in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. We specialise in 19th century British and European oil paintings and are full members of both LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) and CINOA (the International Confederation of Art & Antique Dealer Associations.). My name is Gavin Claxton and in addition to being an art dealer I also work as a fine art expert on BBC television. Storage & Packaging Once cleaned and restored our paintings are kept in professionally monitored, high security, climate-controlled storage. All of our paintings are fully insured. Packaging and shipping are handled by the UK’s leading fine art transporter. We ship internationally with FedEx International Priority. Best regards, Gavin Claxton Academy Fine Paintings

Details

  • Artist
    Eduard Buchler (1861 - 1958, German)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1890
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 47 in. (119.38 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Gerrards Cross, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU74135498592

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Front Door Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 7-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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