The poet Virgil reads to the Emperor Augustus and his sister Octavia a passage from the 'Aeneid' (Book VI), in praise of Octavia's dead son Marcellus. She swoons with grief. The subject is from the 'Life of Virgil' by Donatus.This picture was exhibited at
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artist Jean-Joseph Taillasson
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Virgil reading the Aeneid to Augustus and Octavia

Jean-Joseph Taillasson

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