Phaedra and Hippolytus

Oil on canvas | 1819

Jozef Geirnaert

Signed and dated

Phaedra, the daughter of Minos, a king of Crete, married Theseus, a king of Athens. The goddess Venus maliciously imbued Phaedra with an unconquerable passion for her step-son, Hippolytus. Under this spell, Phaedra attempted to sedu...
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