"Death and Sleep bearing to Jupiter to the Body of Sarpedon"
This is an original 1874 black and white double-page wood engraving of a painting by Henri Levy (1840-1904) entitled, "Death and Sleep bearing to Jupiter to the Body of Sarpedon", that depicts Sleep (Hypnos) and Death (Thanatos) bearing the corpse of Sarpedon, King of Lycia, son of Zeus and Laodamia, hero of Troy during the Trojan War, to Phoebus Apollo (Jupiter) so that he could clean to body and perform the funeral honors according to ancient Greek mythology.
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Small crease - right margin. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso. There is an original center crease.
Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of paintings and illustrations by artists such as Sydney Prior Hall, Henry Woods, Helen Allingham, and many others, that depict the people, places, and events of England and the Victorian era world. To continue browsing this intriguing collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Levy, Henri. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.
Reproductive art by J. Robert.
Keywords specific to this image: Greece, Religious, Fantasy, The Illiad