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Francesco Solimena 1657-1747

Priam in the Tent of Achilles

Details

Artist

Francesco Solimena 1657-1747

Title

Priam in the Tent of Achilles

Date

About 1695

Medium

Oil on Canvas

Dimensions

H: 48.9 x W: 100.3 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0270.1.S

Collection

Naples

Status

On Display

These two small paintings are oil sketches (known as bozzetti) that set out the composition for larger canvases. Priam in the Tent of Achilles depicts a scene from The Iliad by the Greek poet Homer, in which Priam, the King of Troy, implores the Greek warrior Achilles to return the body of his son Hector. The finished painting has been lost.

Francesco Solimena Priam in the Tent of Achilles About 1695 © Compton Verney