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Hannibal Swearing Eternal Enmity of the Romans

Giovan Battista Pittoni

As we can see from the rapidly executed brushwork, this is a study for a painting illustrating a story in Livy, who tells us that when Hannibal was nine years old, he swore an oath of eternal hatred against the Romans, who had been cursed by Dido. The theme testifies to the artist’s interest in historical painting. Pittoni sets his figures on a stage enclosed by an architectural stage set.

Download hi-res image TITLE Hannibal Swearing Eternal Enmity of the Romans
AUTHOR Giovan Battista Pittoni
DATE c. 1723
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 41 x 72
INVENTORY 2124
ROOM XXXV
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