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Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy

Drawing
mid 18th - early 19th century (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy; The victorious hero bestrides that portion of the body of the vanquished hero which remains in the chariot, and is looking defiantly at the walls of Troy, where mourners are assembled; Drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint
Brief Description
Stothard, Thomas; Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy; Drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint; This was engraved by Isaac Taylor in 1805 for F. J. Du Roveray; English School; Mid 18th - early 19th century.
Physical Description
Achilles dragging the body of Hector round the walls of Troy; The victorious hero bestrides that portion of the body of the vanquished hero which remains in the chariot, and is looking defiantly at the walls of Troy, where mourners are assembled; Drawn in pen, slightly tinted with grey, and warm neutral tint.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7.8in
  • Width: 5.3in
Original measurements converted from fractional inches into decimal inches (rounded to one decimal place). Dimensions taken from: DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Object history
This was engraved by Isaac Taylor in 1805 for F. J. Du Roveray.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Literary ReferenceHomer's 'Iliad'
Bibliographic Reference
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.830

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record createdNovember 11, 2009
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