Hector Taking Leave of His Family
Lucy C. Huntington American
Not on view
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.
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