David Brutus

David Brutus


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Brutus, Lucius Junius, nephew of the last Roman King Tarquinius the Proud, participated in revolt against his tyranny (see the related topic The Rape of Lucretia) and after establishing of the republic was one of the first two Roman consuls. Brutus’ two sons started a conspiracy to restore the monarchy. The plot was foiled and they were convicted and sentenced to death by their father. Artist: David; Jacques Louis, born: 1748, died: 1825, style: Classicism Title: The Liktoren bring Brutus his two for dead sons Year: 1789 Technique: oil, substrate: on canvas Original size WxH: 422 x 323 cm (165,8 x 126,9 inches)

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