The hero of Homer's "Iliad"--"Swift-footed Achilles," as he is called by that poet. The marble original in the Louvre is thought to be an ancient copy of the bronze Achilles of Alcamanes, the favorite pupil of Phidias. It is in what Winklemann calls the "sublime style," and is considered a metrical model of a fine manly body. Reduced from the size of the original. [P. 8; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.