London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
Italian School (19th Century)
Repelling the Gauls from Rome
oil on canvas, unframed
25½ x 32 in. (64.7 x 81.2 cm.)
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The geese in the temple of Juno on the Capitoline Hill were said to have saved Rome from the Gauls around 390 BC when they were disturbed in a night raid, raising the alarm.
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