Ancient Rome, 256 BC, Battle of Cape Ecnomus, S.P.Q.R., Carthage, Punic Wars



The Battle of Cape Ecnomus was fought in 256 BCE off the coast of Sicily between the fleets of the Roman Republic and Carthage, ending in a decisive Roman victory. It has been called “the largest naval battle in history” due to the sheer number of naval vessels and troops involved — close to 700 ships and almost 300,000 rowers and marines combined. This striking depiction of the famous battle was created in 1763 by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, who painted the epic scene in great detail, using a particular sepia palette of watercolor and ink. Its full title reads: The Roman Fleet Victorious over the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus.

• The Battle of Cape Ecnomus, 256 BC, Rome, Crthage, First Punic War, (Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, watercolor, ink)
• Fine Art Premium Giclée (Gouttelette) Print (100% cotton 340 gsm watercolor textured fine art paper)
• Made in USA