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The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis

Jacques-Louis David

The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis

Jacques-Louis David
  • Date: 1818
  • Style: Neoclassicism
  • Genre: mythological painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: Greek-and-Roman-Mythology, Telemachus, Eucharis
  • Dimensions: 103 x 87 cm
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The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis is an 1818 painting by Jacques-Louis David, now in the J. Paul Getty Museum. It was a commission by count Franz Erwein von Schonborn-Wiesentheid during David's exile in Brussels. It shows Telemachus and Eucharis, two characters in Fénelon's novel Les Aventures de Télémaque, inspired by Homer's Odyssey. It was the artist's last painting to show a couple from mythology, it was a pendant painting to his Love and Psyche.

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