According to the Livy's 'History of Rome' (VII, 6), Marcus Curtius sacrificed himself to save Rome by plunging on horseback into a chasm that had opened in the Roman Forum.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1495 - 1557
Full title
Marcus Curtius
Date made
probably about 1520-30
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
25.4 x 19.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
NG1304
Location in Gallery