- Caligula's Palace and Bridge exhibited 1831, 1831
- Joseph Mallord William Turner
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- Oil paint on canvas 137.2 x 246.4 cm
The subject of this work is from Suetonius ‘Life’ of the Emperor Caligula. Caliguia, in order to overturn a prophecy that he would ride across the Gulf of Baiae with horses before becoming emperor, constructed a floating bridge of boats in order to cross the bay in a chariot. Caligula's Palace and Bridge received popular reviews in 1831. The Times described it as ‘one of the most beautiful and magnificent landscapes that ever mind conceived or pencil drew’.
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