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Cloelia Crossing the Tiber, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 7 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"'A young lady called Cloelia, one of the hostages, evaded the vigilance of the guards, and, at the head of a band of her companions, swam across the Tiber, through a shower of darts discharged at them by the enemy, and restored them all in safety to their friends at Rome. When the king was informed of this, being at first highly incensed, he sent envoys to Rome to insist on the restoration of the hostage Cloelia; as to the rest, he showed little concern. but his anger, in a little time, being converted into admiration, he spoke of her exploit a superior to those of Cocles and Mucius. . . . . . peace being reestablished, the Romans rewarded this instance of intrepidity, so uncommon in the female sex, with a mark of honor as uncommon - an equestrian statue.' - livy's history of Rome, Book II., 13." [P. 4; ellipses appear in commentary.]
Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings by Celebrated Old and Modern Masters, and Statuary, belonging to N.D. Morgan, Esq., Brooklyn. The Whole on Exhibition, Friday, January 21st, at the Art Rooms, 817 Broadway. To be sold by auction Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, January 26th and 27th, Commencing at Eight o'clock. The Messrs. Leavitt, Auctioneers.
Topic:
History--Ancient--Rome
Figure(s) In Exterior--Water
Literature--Livy--History Of Rome
Landscape--River--Tiber River
Control number:
AECI 03050007
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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