Marcus Curtius Leaping into the Gulf

Lizzie J. Schulze (American, 19th century), Formerly attributed to Unidentified artist (American, 19th century)

Place Depicted: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1272, fig. 329 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 33.02 x 51.28 cm (13 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- various subject matter. Rome. Night scene with lightening. Marcus Curtius on a white horse left center, approaching chasm in foreground. Throngs of spectators left and right. Colonnade after colonnade in background with city on hill.


On verso in graphite: Lizzie J. Schulze/ hand diorama (?)


1960, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875