Hector Taking Leave of His Family

Lucy C. Huntington American

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Embroidered scenes from classical mythology were popular in the early nineteenth century. The scene of Hector, leader of the Trojans, parting from his wife and son was particularly poignant, since this was the last moment the family would ever be together. Here, Hector is shown about to go into battle, where he would be killed by the Greek hero Achilles.

Hector Taking Leave of His Family, Lucy C. Huntington (1794–1818), Silk embroidered with silk and metallic threads, sequins, watercolor, American

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