Romulus and Remus (Rubens)

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Romulus and Remus
Romolo e remo.jpg
Artist Peter Paul Rubens
Year 1615–1616
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 210 cm × 212 cm (83 in × 83 in)
Location Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome

Romulus and Remus is a painting by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. It is housed in the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome, Italy, it depicts the brothers Romulus and Remus being cared for by a wolf. The painting also shows the god of the Tiber river sitting on his urn, a woodpecker that watched over the twins to bring them food, and a shepherd discovering the infants.