15 Works, July 11th. is Charles-Antoine Coypel’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #188

Charles-Antoine Coypel (French, 1694–1752)
Andromache and Pyrrhus, c. 1732 – 1732

Oil on Canvas
130.5 x 163 cm. (51.4 x 64.2 in.)
Private collection

Andromaque is a tragedy in five acts by the French playwright Jean Racine written in alexandrine verse.

The play takes place in the aftermath of the Trojan War, during which Andromache’s husband Hector, son of Priam, has been slain by Achilles and their young son Astyanax has narrowly escaped a similar fate at the hands of Ulysses. More on Andromache and Pyrrhus

Charles-Antoine Coypel (11 July 1694–14 June 1752) was a French painter, art commentator, and playwright. He became court painter to the French king and director of the Académie Royale. He inherited the title of Garde des tableaux et dessins du roi (Keeper of the paintings and drawings of the king), a function which combined the role of director and curator of the king’s art collection. He was mainly active in Paris…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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