The Continence of Scipio

c. 1710
(Italian, 1675–1741)
Framed: 155.5 x 132 x 12 cm (61 1/4 x 51 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.); Unframed: 127 x 105 cm (50 x 41 5/16 in.)
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In a story of virtuous leadership and wise government, the Roman commander Scipio Africanus the Elder appears after his stunning conquest of New Carthage in Spain in 209 BC. Standing above the crowd, he returns his victor’s reward--a beautiful young woman--to her husband.
The Continence of Scipio

The Continence of Scipio

c. 1710

Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini

(Italian, 1675–1741)
Italy, 18th century

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