Marcus Curius Dantatuis rejecting the Bribes of the Samnites.From the original picture of the same size, painted by Pietro da Cortona, in the collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire; to whom this plate is inscribed, by his Grace's most obliged, and most devoted servant, J. Boydell.
Publish'd according to act of parliament 1st of March 1763, by J. Boydell. engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 535 x 430mm. (21 x 17"). Fine.
A scene depicting Plebeian hero Marcus Curius Denatus, who fought the Samnites and the Sabines. Famed for his frugality, he is seen here refusing the luxury goods offered by the Samnites, and gesturing to the turnips he warms by his fire.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
[Ref: 28418] £320.00