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Artist Once Known; Lafréry, Antoine
Horsetamers on Quirinale, from front Dresseurs de chevaux au Quirinale, de face
1546 1546

In this engraving, Antoine Lafréry depicts the colossal Roman copies of the Greek sculptures that sit atop the Quirinal Hill in Rome. They portray two men, possibly the fabled twins Castor and Pollux, who are presented as godlike in their stature and mirrored in their positions. This print, and many others, are
included in Lafréry’s encyclopedic collection of prints, Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae (1575), and demonstrate the enduring influence of antiquity as representative of Rome’s fortitude.

 
Artist Once Known; Lafréry, Antoine
Orgelet-le-Bourget, France 1512-Rome, Italy 1577 Orgelet-le-Bourget, France 1512-Rome, Italy 1577
Horsetamers on Quirinale, from front Dresseurs de chevaux au Quirinale, de face
1546 1546
Engraving on paper Gravure
height / width: 36.30 x 51.30 cm; 14.29 x 20.20 in.
Gift from the estate of Mabel E. Segsworth, through the Queen's University Art Foundation, 1944 Don de la succession de Mabel E. Segsworth, par l’intermédiaire de la Fondation pour les arts de l’Université Queen’s, 1944
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