The carefully staged composition is constructed on a strong design which points up the passion and intensity of the narrative.
The Meeting of Dido and Aeneas by Nathaniel Dance Holland, 1766
- Oil on canvas
- 122 x 173 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £16,250 ( Total: £65,000)
- Acquired in:
The background figures have a structural as well as thematic function leading the eye to the two protagonists.
Commissioned by George, Lord Grey, later the 5th Earl of Stamford; private collection.