Hannibal Swearing Eternal Enmity toward Rome

Pen and black and brown ink, brush and brown and gray wash, and white paint over graphite | 34.4 x 42.9cm | c. 1808

Unknown Artist

This scene from ancient history shows a moment in the boyhood of the great Carthaginian general Hannibal (247-about 183 bc). While sacrificing to the gods in preparation for a military campaign, Hannibal's father decided to have his son swear an oath...
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