FRANS FRANCKEN, THE YOUNGER
THE CONTINENCE OF SCIPIO
As related by Livy (Titus Livius, 59 BCE–17 CE), the Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236–183 BCE) succeeded in capturing the city of New Carthage. During the conquest of Carthaginian
strongholds in Spain many Celtiberian hostages fell into the hands of the Romans, including Allucius and his fiancé, who were however set free again thanks to Scipio’s magnanimity.
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Frans Francken, the Younger
The Continence of Scipio, 1621
Oil on canvas
height 98 cm, width 140 cm
Hohenbuchau Collection, Inv.-No. HB-29
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