Ovid among the Scythians

Oil on paper, laid down on wood | 32.1 x 50.2cm | 1862

Eugène Delacroix

This is the final work Delacroix devoted to a theme that had first attracted him in 1835. It depicts the exiled poet Ovid, who in A.D. 8 was banished from Rome to the coast of the Black Sea, at present-day Constantsa, Romania. He was treated with kin...
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