The Story of the Schoolmaster of Falerii

'Cassoni' were part of the furnishing of the Italian bedchamber and were often painted. This chest was probably rebuilt in the 19th century, and it has also been entirely regilded.

The story on the front comes from the historians Plutarch and Livy. On the right it shows the Roman general Camillus on a white horse, refusing to take the besieged city of the Falerians by treachery.

Key facts

Artist dates
late 15th century
Full title
The Story of the Schoolmaster of Falerii
Date made
late 15th century
Medium and support
Egg tempera on carved and gilded wood
38.4 x 127.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by the Misses Lindsay, 1912
Inventory number
Location in Gallery