Caesar and Calpurnia

WAG 796


William Holmes Sullivan was an artist from Liverpool. He studied at the Liverpool Academy Schools and later became a member, as well as a president of the Liverpool Society of Watercolour Painters and of the Royal Cambrian Academy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1875, and at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition between 1871 and 1884. This watercolour shows a scene from William Shakespeare's play 'Julius Caesar', where Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, begs him to stay at home because she has had a nightmare prophesying his murder.