(b. 1769, London, d. 1847, Oxford)

Hylas Carried off by Nymphs

Oil on canvas, 112 x 144 cm
Private collection

In classical mythology, Hylas was a youth who served as Heracles' companion and lover. His abduction by water nymphs was a theme of ancient art, and has been an enduring subject for Western art in the classical tradition.

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