The Continence of Scipio by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini was created in 1710. The painting in Cleveland Museum of Art Ohio. The size of the work is 127 x 105 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
In a story of virtuous leadership and wise government, the Roman commander Scipio Africanus the Elder appears after his stunning conquest of New Carthage in Spain in 209 BC. Standing above the crowd, he returns his victor’s reward–a beautiful young woman–to her husband. Read more in Cleveland Museum of Art.
About the Artist: Venetian history painters Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini was born in Venice. Pellegrini was a pupil of the Milanese painter Paolo Pagani. He travelled with his master to Moravia and Vienna in 1690 and was back in Venice in 1696 where he painted his first surviving works. The work of fellow Venetian Sebastiano Ricci had an important influence on his work. He was in Rome from 1699 to 1701. Pellegrini visited England from 1708 to 1713 at the invitation of the Earl of Manchester. Here he achieved considerable success. In London he worked at 31 St James’s Square for the Duke of Portland, where George Vertue noted in his notebooks… read more