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The Burning of Troy with the Flight of Aeneas and Anchises
  • The Burning of Troy with the Flight of Aeneas and Anchises

    TitleThe Burning of Troy with the Flight of Aeneas and Anchises
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 116 x 182,5 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 141 x 207 x 13 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: François Nomé, French, born c. 1593, dead 1620
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 6829
  • AcquisitionPurchase 1988 Hedda and N.D. Qvist Fund
  • Description
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    “From its heights Troy is smashed to the ground” the poet Virgil claimed in the Aeneid’s second song which gives us an action-packed portrayal of the Greeks’ destruction of the city. The artist’s love of grandiose architecture is fully exploited in the painting, in which the ruins of Rome’s enormous bathhouses as well as its triumphal arches provide the background for the nocturnal catastrophe. The Trojan horse seems almost ludicrously small.