Admates, King of Thessalia, became mortally sick, his wife, Alceste, hearing from the oracle "that his life could be saved only by some one offering themselves in his stead--resolved to be the victim, and died. One day after her funeral, Hercules visited his friend, and seeing his grief went down into Hades, and forced Pluto after a hard fight to give Alceste freedom. [P. 18; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Paintings."]
Ninth Exhibition, 1876. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.