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Stories from Virgil Illustrations Gallery

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Illustrations from the book by the Reverend Alfred J. Church, M.A.

Church wrote a number of stories in English re-telling of classical tales and legends for young people.  These illustrations were adapted from a series of designs, published early in this century, by Pinelli, a Roman artist (1781-1835), who acquired a considerable reputation among his countrymen, especially for the power of representing energetic action. 

Choose from 21 pictures in our Stories from Virgil Illustrations collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Stories from Virgil - Dido on the Funeral Pyre Featured Stories from Virgil Illustrations Print

Stories from Virgil - Dido on the Funeral Pyre

Dido ascending the funeral pyre (or pile) in a scene from "Stories From Virgil" by the Reverend Alfred J. Church, M.A., with illustrations from the designs of Bartolomeo?Pinelli?(1781 - 1835). Published by Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, London, in 1879. Dido is the founder and first queen of Carthage in Northern Africa, and is also known as Elissa. She falls in love with Aeneas but he leaves her; in her sorrow she ascends a funeral pyre and falls onto a sword which was given to her by Aeneas. During his journey through the Underworld, Aeneas meets her shade or ghost and she shuns him

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