Scipion Roman Mythology 18th Century Engraving, after Renaissance Style Painting by J. RestoutScipion Roman Mythology 18th Century Engraving, after Renaissance Style Painting by J. RestoutScipion Roman Mythology 18th Century Engraving, after Renaissance Style Painting by J. RestoutScipion Roman Mythology 18th Century Engraving, after Renaissance Style Painting by J. RestoutScipion Roman Mythology 18th Century Engraving, after Renaissance Style Painting by J. RestoutScipion Roman Mythology 18th Century Engraving, after Renaissance Style Painting by J. Restout

Original 18th-century etching entitled "The Continence of Scipion", engraved by very famous French engraver Charles le Vasseur in 1767, after a painting by Jean Restout. The etching represents a typical scenery from Roman Empire tale about the general Scipio.
Le Vasseur's precision and the exceptional quality of his execution are recognizable on a highly complex and detailed subject such as this one.
After the acquisition, the etching was cleaned by a hired professional restorer. It is ready to be displayed.

Dimensions :
Sheet : 65.5 x 50 cm (25 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches)
Subject : 60.5 x 42.5 cm (23 7/8 x 16 3/4 inches)

About the subject :
The Continence of Scipio, or The Clemency of Scipio, is an episode of the Roman general Scipio Africanus during his campaign in Spain during the Second Punic War. He refused a generous ransom for a young female prisoner, returning her to her fiance Allucius, who in return became a supporter of Rome. In recognition of his magnanimous treatment of a prisoner, he was taken as one of the prime examples of mercy during warfare in classical times. Interest in the story revived in the Renaissance and the episode figured widely thereafter in both the literary and figurative arts.

ITEM ID
GR013
MEDIA
Etching, Engraving
STYLE
Renaissance
AGE
18th Century
THEME
Historical, Mythological
GENRE
Early European Works of Art, Old Masters
ORIGIN
France • French
ITEM TYPE
Antique
HEIGHT
16.75" (43 cm)
WIDTH
23.8" (60 cm)

Scipion Roman Mythology 18th Century Engraving, after Renaissance Style Painting by J. Restout

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