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A Roman Triumph

Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

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A crowd of people relax on a grass bank, enjoying the spectacle of a flamboyant procession celebrating the return of a great general and his army. The columns and alcoves of classical Roman buildings tower over them. Below, trumpeters and pipers blow their instruments and animals are led to the sacrifice. A man balanced precariously high up among a forest of flickering torches lights a taper from a flame, but the tall figure of a priest in brilliant red is the focus of the picture.

The National Gallery, London



about 1630


Oil on canvas stuck down on oak


H 86.8 x W 163.9 cm

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Acquisition method

Bought, 1856

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