French school, c. 1800
Horatius on the bridge. Unsigned. Oil on canvas. 180×250 cm.
A well-known legend of early Rome described Horatius Cocles almost single-handedly defended a bridge against Etruscan aggressors.
Provenance: Presumably purchased in France in 1920s by Gunnar Sadolin no. 677 (his stencil on the reverse). Inherited by the present owner.