The Sacrifice of Iphigenia by Charles de La Fosse
The Sacrifice of Iphigenia by Charles de La Fosse

The Sacrifice of Iphigenia (Le sacrifice d’Iphigénie) c1680 by French Painter Charles de La Fosse (1636 – 1716); known for his many decorations of public buildings throughout Europe.

This is another version of The Sacrifice of Iphigenia, a Greek Mythological story in which Agamemnon on his way to the Trojan War, offends the Goddess Artemis; who in retaliation for his offense prevents the Greek troops from reaching Troy.

In order to make up for his disrespect of Artemis Agamemnon must sacrifice Iphigenia at Aulis, a Greek port town located in ancient Boeotia in central Greece, at the Euripus Strait, opposite of the island of Euboea.

This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

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