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Honoré Daumier


Menelas the Victor. From the "Ancient History" Series.

1841. Lithography. Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France. Read Note.

Honoré Daumier. Menelas the Victor. From the "Ancient History" Series.

Menelas the Victor. Below the picture it says:
 

On the smoking ramparts of the superb Troy
Menelas, son of gods, like a rich bird of prey,
Raviches his blond Helen and takes her away to his court
Beautiful like never before from innocence and from love.
See: Honore Daumier. Menelas the Victor.