Battle Piece. Pyrrhus and the Spartans, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 117
Pyrrhus and the Spartans, a fine composition, and highly finished. Pyrrhus, King of Epirus, was repulsed by the Spartans in his attempt to take the capital of Laconia. The painter has made his principal figure a beautiful female, who, with other women, advance behind the Spartan warriors and supply them with javelins. Other females are attending the wounded, and various incidents are finely depicted. Pyrrhus, his army, and his elephants are in the distance, advancing upon the Spartan warriours. Every part of this great composition is finished with careful minuteness. [Pp. 18-19.]
Catalogue. Descriptive, Biographical and Historical, of the Exhibition of Select Paintings, by Modern Artists, principally American, and living, under the Direction of a Committee of Amateurs. The Paintings borrowed for this particular purpose from friends to the arts. At the Stuyvesant Institute, for four weeks only from the day of opening, Nov. 19, 1838. New York: Printed by G.P. Scott. 1838.