France, b.1740, d.1822
Clélie et ses compagnes
- Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
- 610 x 452mm
Tags: Classical, animals, draperies (curtains), horses (animals), monochrome, mythology (literary genre), people (agents), sculpture (visual work), towers (single built works), water (inorganic material), women (female humans)
The subject of this print is described in Livy's 'Ab urbe condita' where the Roman heroine Cloelia crosses the Tiber to rescue, on horseback, hostages from the hands of the Clusians.
From an original painting in the Musée du Louvre, Paris Jacques Stella (1596-1657).