Artist Nicolas Henri Tardieu, French, 1674-1749
Artist after Giulio Romano, Italian, 1499-1546
Title
  • The Taking of Carthage by Scipion (and) The Family of Coriolan on Its Knees
Date between 1674 and 1749
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 17 3/8 × 27 7/8 inches (44.1 × 70.8 cm)
Sheet: 23 × 31 3/4 inches (58.4 × 80.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1140.1
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate below the top image, lower center: Prise de Carthage per Scipion. | D'apres le Tableau de Jules Romain, qui est dans le Cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans. | Peint sur bois, haut de 12, pouces et demy large de 4 pieds, 7 pouces, grave par Nicolas Tardieu.
Inscribed, lower right corner: 54
Inscribed, below the bottom image, lower center: La Famille de Coriolan a ses genouila. | D'apres le Tableau de Jules Romain, qui est dans le Cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans. | Peint sur bois, haut de 12, pouces et demy, large de 4 pieds 7 pouces, grave par Nicolas Tardieu.
Inscribed, lower right: 55
Inscribed, in black ink, lower left corner of sheet: No 1140. Four subjects of Roman History in the form of Freizes - By - Nicholas Henry. Tardieu. (54-55)
Inscribed, in pencil, lower right corner: 16
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)