Not on display
- Manner of Angelica Kauffman 1741–1807
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 1162 x 1162 mm
frame: 1423 x 1425 x 110 mm
- Purchased 1955
The Swiss born Angelica Kauffman was a child prodigy. In her youth she travelled throughout Italy studying the Old Masters. She arrived in England in 1766, and immediately became successful as a history painter. Her designs were widely copied and incorporated into decorative schemes.
This is a version of a painting exhibited by Kauffman at the first exhibition of the Royal Academy in 1769; it is probably by a follower. It shows a scene from Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad, in which the hero bids farewell to his wife and young son, before leaving for the battlefield.
Gallery label, September 2004
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