Jules-Élie Delaunay (1828-1891)


Ixion précipité dans les Enfers, 1876 (Ixion is thrown into Hades)

Cornelis van Haarlem (1562-1638)


Two Followers of Cadmus Devoured by a Dragon, 1588

Henry Fuseli (1741-1825)


Jason and Medea Capture the Golden Fleece. Medea is pouring liquid on the dragon who guards the fleece, placing a spell. 1806

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)


Diomedes Being Eaten by his Horses, 1865

This event is from the eighth labor of Hercules, who was ordered to capture the four flesh-eating horses belonging to King Diomedes. There are different versions of the myth; in one, Hercules kills Diomedes in battle and feeds him to his horses to calm them. In another, he feeds Diomedes to the horses out of revenge for the death of Abderus, a companion eaten by the horses.

Diomedes Devoured by Horses

A slightly later version, also by Moreau: Diomedes Devoured by Horses, 1866
watercolor over graphite

David Scott (1806-1849)

(c) National Galleries of Scotland; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

The Dead Sarpedon Borne by Sleep and Death, 1831

Another painting depicting Sarpedon being returned to Zeus by Hypnos and Thanatos.

Henri-Léopold Lévy (1840-1904)


Sarpedon, 1874


Sarpedon, 1874

Both images are of the same painting. They simply differ in resolution and tone.

Sarpedon is a figure from Greek mythology, identified as one of Zeus’ sons. Killed in the Trojan war, Hypnos and Thanatos return his body to his father.

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)


Orestes Pursued by the Furies, 1922-1925


Detail. We can see Orestes trying to flee while his mother Clytemnestra, stab wound to her chest, stands in his way.