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Hercules delivering Alceste, (painting)

Artist:
Nahl, Charles
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 52
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.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Hercules
Mythology--Classical--Alcestus
Figure group
State of Being--Death
Mythology--Classical--Pluto
Control number:
AECI 03950060
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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