Scene from Ancient History (Timocleia and the Thracian Commander)
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One of a series of paintings originally commissioned for the palace of a Venetian nobleman. Timocleia, who according to ancient historians refused to reveal the hiding place of her family treasure to the victorious soldiers of Alexander, was for the Renaissance the personification of womanly courage.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1750
Artist age:Approximately 54 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 140.3 cm (55.24 in.), Width: 109.3 cm (43.03 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Josselin on 29 June 2013.
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