GIRODET DE ROUCY-TRIOSON, Anne-Louis
(b. 1767, Montargis, d. 1824, Paris)
The Sleep of Endymion1793
Oil on canvas, 198 x 261 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
This painting, painted while the artist was still in Rome, shows strong mystical and erotic tendencies in the way it treats the classical legend of the shepherd boy beloved by the moon goddess.