The Tomb of the Horatii and Curiatii, Hercules Segers, c. 1628 - c. 1629

The Tomb of the Horatii and Curiatii, Hercules Segers, c. 1628 - c. 1629

line etching with tone and highlights created by using crosshatching and stopping-out, printed in black ink on paper, coloured with dark blue, light blue and white oil paint, h 126mm × w 194mm Catalogue entry

Depicted is an ancient tomb on the Via Appia Antica at Albano. The sky is covered with light and dark blue oil paint. This colouration may not have been finished, and the ruins and vegetation were also still meant to be coloured.

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