The Laocoon in the Vatican Museum, Adolphe Braun
Adolphe Braun
The Laocoon in the Vatican Museum
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Adolphe Braun

The Laocoon in the Vatican Museum, 1875


Bild
40.9 x 29.7 cm
Physical Description
Carbon
Inventory Number
St.F.74
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Laocoon in the Vatican Museum
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Carbon
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: Roma - Vaticano - Belvedere - Laocoon
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet recto oben rechts auf dem Trägerkarton: Handschriftlich: 410

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Medial Picture Elements
  • Hagesandros, Polydoros und Athanadoros: Laokoon-Gruppe, zweite Hälfte des 1. Jh. v. Chr. oder Anfang des 1. Jh. n. Chr., Vatikanische Museen, Vatikanstadt, Rom
Associated Source
  • Sophocles: Laokoon, griechische Tragödie, 5. Jh. v. Chr.
  • Vergil: Aeneis, Epos, 1. Jh. v. Chr.

Iconclass

Primary
  • 9 Classical Mythology and Ancient History
  • 94H213 Laocoon and his twin sons are strangled by two serpents during the preparations for a sacrifice
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 58B22 Struggle for Life
Secondary
  • 25F42 snakes
  • 48C24 piece of sculpture, reproduction of a piece of sculpture
  • 48C244 pedestal of a piece of sculpture (perhaps in the form of a herm)

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22.10.2020