Andromache Mourning Hector

Andromache Mourning Hector is a 1783 oil-on-canvas painting by the French Neoclassical artist Jacques-Louis David. The painting depicts an image from Homer's Iliad, showing Andromache, comforted by her son, Astyanax, mourning over her husband Hector, who has been killed by Achilles.[1] This painting, presented on 23 August 1783, brought David election to the Académie Royale in 1784.[2]

Andromache Mourning Hector
French: La Douleur et les Regrets d'Andromaque sur le corps d'Hector son mari
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ArtistJacques-Louis David
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions275 cm × 203 cm (108 in × 80 in)
LocationMusée du Louvre, Paris


  1. ^ "Jacques-Louis David:Andromache Mourning HectorJacques-Louis David: Andromache Mourning Hector". Boston College. Archived from the original on 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  2. ^ "Jacques-Louis David Biography". bio. Retrieved 2014-07-11.