A. Constantin (Paris)
March 3-22, 1817
Commisaire-Priseur Chariot, lot 810 (experts Sallé and Constantin)
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Death of Hippolytos
Carle Vernet (French, 1758 - 1836)
Black chalk stumped and heightened with white; framing line in light brown ink, black chalk and incised
64.8 × 98.6 cm (25 1/2 × 38 13/16 in.)
In a balanced
Hippolytos's stepmother Phaidra fell in love with him, but he rejected her affections. In revenge, she left a note accusing him of defiling her, and committed suicide. His enraged father