C.W. Eckersberg, 1816 - Hector's farewell to Andromache - fine art print

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The literary source for Hector’s and Andromache’s taking leave of each other is the 6th book of Homer’s Iliad: the heroic Trojan prince Hector, referred to as “the saviour of the city”, is to go to war and is taking leave of his wife Andromache and his son Astyanax. She has a presentiment that her husband will lose his life in the war and with tears in her eyes she tries to keep him back. Hector, meanwhile, is not to be stopped, and Andromache’s worst fears are realised. Hector is killed, the city falls, and as though this were not enough, Astyanax, their son, is thrown from the city wall and dies. According to Homer, at the moment of his departure, Hector wishes for his little son that he might one day become an even greater hero than he himself. In his painting, Eckersberg suggests this wish by allowing Hector to raise his son high above his head, but if the beholder is familiar with the Iliad, as the citizens of the Golden Age very largely were, the conspicuous city wall cannot but act as a reminder of how tragically it all ended for the little family. When, towards the end of his stay in Rome, 1836/37, Thorvaldsen modelled the relief Hector’s Farewell to Andromache, he had undoubtedly studied Eckersberg’s small painting of the same motif in his collection. The Hector of the relief is raising his son in exactly the same way as the Hector in the painting.

Background information about the artwork

Artpiece title: "Hector's farewell to Andromache"
Classification: painting
Art categorization: modern art
Temporal classification: 19th century
Created in: 1816
Approximate age of artwork: over 200 years old
Artwork original medium: oil on canvas
Original dimensions (artwork): 49,1 x 34,6 cm
Museum: Thorvaldsens Museum
Museum location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website of Museum: www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk
License: public domain
Courtesy of: C.W. Eckersberg, Hector's farewell to Andromache, 1816, Thorvaldsens Museum, www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk

Artist information table

Name of the artist: C.W. Eckersberg
Nationality of artist: Danish
Professions of the artist: painter
Home country: Denmark
Artist category: modern artist
Life span: 70 years
Born: 1783
Died in the year: 1853

About this item

Article type: fine art reproduction
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print
Provenance: German-made
Stock type: on demand
Intended usage: art reproduction gallery, wall gallery
Artwork alignment: portrait format
Side ratio: length : width - 1 : 1.4
Image ratio implication: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available product materials: metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) variants: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print size options: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Framing of the artprint: please consider that this art copy is not framed

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Summarization of the modern art print product

This modern art painting was painted by the master C.W. Eckersberg. The original had the following size: 49,1 x 34,6 cm. Oil on canvas was applied by the Danish artist as the medium of the piece of art. The work of art can be viewed in in the Thorvaldsens Museum's collection, which is a single-artist museum dedicated to the art of Danish neoclassicistic sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen. This public domain work of art is being provided with courtesy of C.W. Eckersberg, Hector's farewell to Andromache, 1816, Thorvaldsens Museum, www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk.: . Moreover, alignment is portrait with a ratio of 1 : 1.4, meaning that the length is 29% shorter than the width.

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