Nydia, The Blind Girl Of Pompeii by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
Nydia, The Blind Girl Of Pompeii by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Nydia, The Blind Girl Of Pompeii

Nydia, The Blind Girl Of Pompeii c1840 by American Painter Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1816 – 1868); historical painter who was associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting

This classical art painting depicts Nydia an inspired character from the 1834 novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton – The Last Days of Pompeii.

She is seated in an enclave of sorts, what appears to be a garden wearing a white dress with a red gown wrapped around her legs with read and gold head straps on the front and back of her hair.

She is holding on her lap, a fairly large blue vase with a handle that has an embossed decorative accent of a maiden holding a lit lamp in her right hand tending to another women laying on a couch; with additional gold accents on the handle and around the perimeter of the vase at the top and bottom.

The vase also has a wreath of flowers around its neck and there are also flowers growing from the ground near where she is sitting; as well as trees in the background near a fountain that has a rainbow in front of it; and a pedestal with a stone sculpture behind her.

This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.

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