"Giov. Batt. Tiepolo (see no. 582.) Brennus in Rome. 52 x 36. Brennus, suspected of sharp dealing by the Romans, at the weighing of the ransom of the city, to be paid to him (one thousand pounds of gold), threw his sword into the scale, bidding them balance that too. Camillius, the Roman dictator, who is said to have subsequently annihilated the army of Brennus in two bloody battles, is seen heading the attack." (see serial 01420148 for commentary on artist."
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.