Hector and Andromache by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini

The subject of this work is taken from the sixth book of the Iliad.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
235 x 220 cm
Art Fund grant:
£875 ( Total: £1,750)
Acquired in:
1959
Vendor:
Leggatt's

The Trojans are hard pressed and Hector leaves the battle to tell the Trojan women to make supplication to the gods. He finds Andromache on the wall with their child Astyanax. She pleads with him in vain not to return to the battle. Astyanax has been frightened by his father's helmet, but Hector has handed it to an attendant and now holds the child in his arms. The main figures are full length and a little less than life size.

Provenance

From the collections of the Dukes of Manchester, Kimbolton Castle which was decorated by Pellegrini.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

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