Belisarius was a famous general of the late Roman Empire.
Belisarius Receiving Alms by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1775
© Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- Pen and grey ink and brown wash over pencil
- 51 x 69 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £657 ( Total: £2,300)
- Acquired in:
There seems no historical evidence that he that was compelled to wander as a blind beggar, as in Wright's depiction. Signed and dated 'Rome Feb 75 JW'.
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