- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 610 x 686 mm
- Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Stothard was one of the most prolific of the illustrators of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He collaborated with Blake and Flaxman and represents a gentler, sweeter manifestation of Neo-classicism. Here he tackles a warlike subject that Flaxman might have chosen, but in the rich colour and sinuous complexity of his design betrays a debt to Rubens as well as to the Greeks.
Gallery label, August 2004
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