The Sacrifice of Polyxena (Charles Le Brun)

The Sacrifice of Polyxena is a mid 17th century painting by Frenchman Charles Le Brun. Done in oil on canvas, the painting depicts the sacrifice of Polyxena, a Trojan princess killed to appease the ghost of the Greek hero Achilles, who had died in battle against the Trojans.[1] The painting, which is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was well received, and is noted to have been confused with the work of master painter Nicolas Poussin.[2]

The Sacrifice of Polyxena
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ArtistCharles Le Brun
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions177.8 cm × 131.4 cm (70.0 in × 51.7 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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  1. ^ Posner, Donald (September 1991). "Pietro da Cortona, Pittoni, and the Plight of Polyxena". The Art Bulletin. 73 (3): 399–414. doi:10.2307/3045813. JSTOR 3045813.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2018-09-28.