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Coriolanus Before Rome, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
BONIFACIO (copy after)
Subject:
Coriolanus
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1474
1877
Old
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 643
"Veneziano Bonifacio. (1474-1563.) Venice. Coriolanus before Rome. 110 x 54. Caius or Cnaeus Marcius, surnamed Coriolanus, from his capture of the town of Corioli, made the people of Rome his enemies by arguing in the senate against the gratuitous distribution of corn, and by his generally determined opposition to the extension of the popular liberties. He had to fly. Out of revenge, he headed the Volscian army, and his victories placed Rome in the greatest peril. Deaf to the entreaties of all others, he was moved by the prayers of his aged mother and his wife, volumnia, who, accompanied by the noblest matrons of Rome, and his two children, sought him in his tent. He lead the volscian army back to their own territory, where he lived to an advanced age. Shakespeare has made his name immortal."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Topic:
History--Ancient--Rome
Portrait male
Cityscape--Italy--Rome
Cityscape--Foreign--Italy
State of Being--Evil--War
Control number:
AECI 04120469
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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