Aeneas Shown the Body of Pallas from Virgil’s “Aeneid” (1843)

Millais, John Everett (1829-1896)

Aeneas Shown the Body of Pallas from Virgil’s “Aeneid”
1843
Pen and black ink on original mount, 36.1 x 48.7 cm
Cleveland Museum of ArtCleveland

Inscribed, original mount, lower right, in black ink: J. E. Millais / 1843 inscribed, original mount, lower margin, in black ink: They rear his drooping forehead from the ground;/ But when Aeneas view’d the grisly wound / Which Pallas in his manly bosom bore, / And the fair flesh distain’d with purple gore:/ First, melting into tears, the pious man/ Deplor’d so sad a sight, then thus began inscribed, original mount, lower right, in black ink: Dryden’s Virgil [?] Book (worn away) note: Inscription from John Dryden’s (1631-1700) translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book XI (1697). (CMA)

See also:

Virgil (70 BC-19 BC): The Aeneid (English)