A CONTINENTAL RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
19TH CENTURY, SIGNED PASQUALE COPELLI, NAPOLI
Painted after H. Siemiradzki depicting a Roman emperor, various senators and a female nude in the guise of Europa laying across the side of a fallen bull
15 x 32 in. (38 x 81.2 cm.), within a carved giltwood frame
Hendryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902), a painter associated with the school of Poland, trained in Rome and was an exhibitor at the annual Paris Salons, is known for his idealized scenes of Antique life.