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Horatius Cocles holding the bridge over the Tiber against invading Etruscans. Line engraving by P. Tanjé after N. Verkolje after G. de Lairesse.

  • Lairesse, Gérard de, 1640-1711.
Date
[between 1700 and 1799]
Reference
2823142i
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Description

The Roman soldiers below are hacking at the bridge, leaving Horatius stranded on the outer side. The subject was regarded as a model of self-sacrifice by the citizens for the state, hence the painting of it by De Lairesse in a council chamber in the Binnenhof, The Hague

Publication/Creation

[The Netherlands] : N. Verkolje delin. & excudit cum previlegie, [between 1700 and 1799]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 43.2 x 24.7 cm

Lettering

G. de Lairesse pinx. N. Verkolje delin. & excudit cum previlegie. P. Tanjé sculps.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2823142i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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