“The Roman Army under Camillus Assaulting the Temple of Juno at Veii” and
“Lucius Albinius Ceding His Chariot to the Vestal Virgins Fleeing Rome”
Engraved by Pietro Antonio Martini in 1776 and 1779 with a dedication to d'Angiviller.
In 18th century carved and gilt frames.
"Both episodes from Roman republican history are in Plutarch’s ‘Life of Camillus’ and both emphasize the hero’s piety: Camillus is determined to win Juno’s blessing, and Lucius Albinius is dedicated to preserving the sacred vessels...The arch set at an angle and falling diagonal of the evacuees’ procession countered by that of the hill at the right show the keenest appreciation of the scenographic effects of Joseph Vernet (and of Claude Lorrain before him)."
Bibliography: Augustin Pajou: Royal Sculptor, 1730-1809 by James David Draper
HEIGHT: 50 cm (19½")
WIDTH: 77 cm (30¼")
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