The Finding of Romulus and Remus, Giorgione  succession
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The Finding of Romulus and Remus
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Giorgione succession

The Finding of Romulus and Remus, after 1520


Dimensions
69.0 x 121.1 x min. 0.8 cm
maximum depth
1.1 cm
Physical Description
Spruce wood
Inventory Number
1930
Acquisition
Acquired in 1936
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Finding of Romulus and Remus
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Spruce wood
Material

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1936

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Dionysios Halikarnasseus: Antiquitates Romanae, 1,79-83
  • Plutarch: Vitae parallelae, Romulus, 3 f.

Iconclass

Primary
  • 96C(ROMULUS)121 Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Rhea Silvia by Mars, are thrown into the Tiber by order of Amulius
  • 96C(ROMULUS)123 the herdsman Faustulus discovers Romulus and Remus
  • 96C(ROMULUS)124 Faustulus brings Romulus and Remus to his wife (Acca) Larentia, whose baby has just died
Secondary

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Last update

15.02.2021