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Creator:
Joseph Goupy, 1689–1769, British
Title:

Romanus sum Civis

Additional Title(s):

Gaius Mucius Scaevola

Part Of:

Collective Title: Titus Livius Patavinus's History of Rome (Book I)

Date:
1726
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 15 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches (39.7 x 44.5 cm) and Image: 13 7/8 x 16 5/16 inches (35.2 x 41.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "L100"

Lettered, lower right inside image on shield: "Jos Goupy | Inv Pinx, | Scul | Londoni | MD | CCXX | VI"; lower center below image: "Romanus sum civis. Gaium mutium vocant. Hostis hostem occidere volui. nec ad mortem minus est animi quam | ad caedem fuit. et facere, et pati fortia, romanum est. T LIV. LIB. 2 | Inventio Sculportis Pinxit in gratiam Dni Johannis Tayloer &c de Bifrons in Comutatu Cantii"; lower right below image: "Jos Goupy Londini fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11635
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
altar | ancient history | armed forces | armour | assassination | burning | camp (temporary settlement) | death | Etruscan | feathers | fire | historical subject | illustration | king (person) | prisoner | Roman | siege | soldiers | tents | war
Associated People:
Titus Livius Patavinus (59 BC - AD 17), Roman historian
Gaius Mucius Scaevola (ca. 508 BC), Roman youth
Lars Porsena (ca. 508 BC), Etruscan king
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31290
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