Thursday, July 4, 2013

Nessus Abducting Deianira

Nessus enlevant Déjanire, Nessus Abducting Deianira by Laurent Marqueste, Tuileries Garden, Paris
Nessus enlevant Déjanire (Nessus abducting Deianira) by Laurent Marqueste, 1892
Le Grand Carré, Tuileries Garden, 1er arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“Once, when Deianira and Hercules were traveling, they came to the Evenus River. A centaur, Nessos, had been appointed ferryman there. As he carried Deianira across, he tried to assault her, and Hercules, hearing her screams, ran to rescue his damsel in distress. Hercules shot the centaur in the heart with one of his arrows.”
(Deianira, Perseus Project digital library)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

They have that thing behind them, I wonder what they make of it! :-)