Pyrrhus in the House of Glaucias

Black chalk, pen and grey ink, grey wash on two joined sheets | 56.7 x 79.5cm | Late 18th century

Augustin Pajou

This drawing illustrates a scene from Plutarch’s Lives: the infant king Pyrrhus, after he is banished from his native Epirus, is presented to the Illyrian king Glaucias and his wife to request asylum. This large and fluidly worked sheet was included ...
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