Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835)


Sappho at Leucate, 1801

According to a legend started by Athenian playwright Menander, Sappho committed suicide by leaping from the Leucadian cliffs over the unrequited love of ferryman Phaeon. This is not considered credible by historians.


3 responses to “Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835)

  1. Pingback: Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) — The Darkest Art | Art History blog

  2. Excellent Anna,
    Antoine Jean Gros was a great Romantic artist who followed the Neo Classicists of the Jacques Louis David school. Thanks for posting the Image.

    Laurence x


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