Orpheus and Eurydice

Oil on canvas | 168 x 151cm | c.1864

Frederic Leighton

Orpheus and Eurydice marked the beginning of Leighton’s mature classical phase. A reworking of the same subject painted eight years earlier in The Triumph of Music, this work shows Orpheus about to break the rule forbidding him to look at his wife Eu...
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