The history of this statue is uncertain, and its pretensions as a portrait of the Emperor Germanicus are doubted; but it evidently belongs to the Roman portrait era, when the Greek artists who went to Rome for employment were obliged to abandon the ideal, in obedience to the realistic tendency and personal pride of the conquerers. The figure is expressive of thoughtful dignity, but lacks the fine development of the Greek athletes, who furnished models to the attic sculptors. The head is modern. Lubke thinks the statue may be ascribed to Cleomenes the younger, an Athenian sculptor of the period after the conquest. [P. 5; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.