DAVID, Jacques-Louis
(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1825, Bruxelles)

Leonidas at Thermopylae (detail)

Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The staunch resolution to fight is perhaps most evident at the left of the painting where the blind soldier Eurytas, who had also been sent away, returns led by his slave, carefully negotiating a step with his sandalled foot.

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