Horatius fighting off enemy soldiers to allow his soldiers to demolish the Sublician bridge. Engraving by G. Pencz.
- Pencz, Georg, 1500?-1550.
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In one of the famous of all Roman legends, Horatius Cocles and two companions held the Sublician bridge against the invading army of Lars Porsenna until it could be demolished, whereupon he swam back to safety across the Tiber In this print, however, Horatius is on horseback and fights alone, while his companions demolish the bridge
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1 print : engraving, with etching ; sheet 7.7 x 11.7 cm
Wellcome Library no. 42705i