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Creator:
John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title:
Marcus Curtius
Medium:
Mezzotint on thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 3/8 × 30 1/4 inches (56.8 × 76.8 cm), Plate: 22 3/16 × 30 1/8 inches (56.4 × 76.5 cm), and Image: 18 3/4 × 27 15/16 inches (47.6 × 71 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon Collector's mark

Lettered, lower center: "Designed & Engrad by John Martin K.L. Member of the Academy of Antwerp Historical Painter to H.M.King of the Belgiums &c &c &c. TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE LORD VISCOUNT MELBOURNE, &C.&C.&C. | THIS PLATE IS INSCRIBED AS A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT AND GRATITUDE | BY HIS LORDSHIP'S MOST OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT | JOHN MARTIN"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11943
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
(story of) Marcus (Manlius) Curtius | audience | building | chaos | chasm | cityscape | cloud | crowd | daylight | death | death, i.e. the self-sacrifice of Marcus (Manlius) Curtius: he leaps on horseback into a chasm with lethal fumes | earthquake | fainting | fortress | horse | man | pillar | religious and mythological subject | rock | sacrifice | soldier | statue | woman
Associated Places:
Italia | Lazio | Roma | Roma | Roman Forum
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31728
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