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Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime  1806

by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

A dead man lies sprawled across the foreground while blood seeps into the ground from a wound in his neck and his murderer flees with the victim's belongings in his arms. Above, Divine Vengeance, illuminating the way with a torch, and Justice, armed with sword and scales, pursue the criminal. Pierre-Paul Prud'hon made this study for a monumental painting destined to hang b...
33 x 41 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty