57. Nero Was the fifth and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was the adopted son of his grand-uncle Claudius. He became emperor on 13 October 54, after Claudius died. Claudius was probably assassinated by Nero's mother Agrippina the Younger. Agrippina had motive in ensuring the succession of Nero before Britannicus (Claudius' natural son) could gain power.
Aime Jules Dalou, 1838-1902 Tete de Paysan (Head of a Peasant), 1894. The humble beginnings of Dalou, son of an artisan, and his political beliefs leftist, could justify early interest of the sculptor for the representation of classes (Google translation, argggh)