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Follower of Giulio Romano: 'The Continence of Scipio'
This painting is part of the group: Scenes from Ancient Roman History

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These four pictures are from a series illustrating stories from ancient Roman history. They show (top to bottom): 'The Attack on Cartagena'; 'The Continence of Scipio'; 'The Rape of the Sabines'; and 'The Intervention of the Sabine Women'.

Two other pictures from the same series are known: a 'Coriolanus' and a 'Scipio rewarding the Soldiers'. 'The Continence of Scipio' and 'Rape of the Sabines' were popular topics for illustration. The format of the pictures suggests they were made for the decoration of a room.

Other paintings in this group: Scenes from Ancient Roman History

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