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Dead Hector

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Classical scene depicting the dead, naked body of Hector thrown into the wilderness by Achilles. Hector lies on a sandbank surrounded by wolves circling his body; one is visible in the foreground to the left and two can be seen in the background on the shore of the sea. A rocky cliff face is visible in the distance beneath a dark overcast sky.

Manchester Art Gallery



Dead Hector




oil on canvas


H 76.8 x W 122.7 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from James Gresham, 1917

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's initials, date (mon) : BR 1892


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