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"Curtius Leaping into the Gulf"
This is an original circa 1901 black and white wood engraving of a painting by Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) entitled "Curtius Leaping into the Gulf" that portrayed Roman soldier Marcus Curtius throwing himself and his horse in a giant chasm that opened up in the center of ancient Rome. According to the legend, his sacrifice closed the chasm and saved the city.
This 111+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. Light surface rub - top margin.
Period Paper is proud to present a portfolio of wood engravings from circa 1901 of paintings from famous British artists such as; Sir Edwin Landseer, Thomas Jones Barker, Ford Madox Brown, Clarkson Stanfield, George Henry Boughton and many others. To continue browsing this unique and varied collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Haydon, Benjamin Robert. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Equestrian, Mythology