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Horatius Cocles Stopping King Porsenna's Army outside Rome
  • Horatius Cocles Stopping King Porsenna's Army outside Rome

    TitleHoratius Cocles Stopping King Porsenna's Army outside Rome
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on lime wood
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 161 x 116 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 179 x 136 x 10 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Ludwig Refinger, German, born 1510, born 1510 or 1515, dead 1548 or 1549, dead 1548
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 294
  • AcquisitionÖvertagande 1866 från Kongl. Museum. (München 1632)
  • Description
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    The painting is a so-called world landscape, a freely composed panorama, common in Northern European painting of the 1500s. In the distance, an imaginary depiction of Rome appears. The historian Titus Livius tells that Publius Horatius Cocles was an officer of the Roman Republic, who managed to defend Rome from the Etruscan king Lars Porsenna at the Pons Sublicius bridge.