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Coriolanus persuaded by his Family to spare Rome
Michele da Verona

The Volscians are besieging Rome (left background). Coriolanus, after being exiled from the city, is acting as their general and is preparing to attack. He was persuaded to desist by Valeria, his mother Volumnia, his wife Virgilia and his children. (Plutarch, 'Life of Coriolanus').

Key facts
Artist Michele da Verona
Artist dates about 1470 - 1536/44
Full title Coriolanus persuaded by his Family to spare Rome
Date made probably about 1495-1510
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 93.3 x 120 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1886
Inventory number NG1214
Location in Gallery Not on display
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