Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Semiramis Building Babylon (detail)

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

This picture, which includes a horse, is based on Semiramide, a popular 18th- and 19th-century opera. Charles Gounod, a favorite of Degas, and Gioachino Rossini are just two composers among half a dozen who were attracted to this story. Degas was familiar with at least one of them.

Keywords

Paris, France, Style: French Realist/Impressionist, School: Realist/Impressionist, Movement: Realism/Impressionism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Realist/Impressionist; School: Realist/Impressionist; Movement: Realism/Impressionism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France

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Genre

Painting.; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0556

Semiramis Building Babylon (detail)

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