Phyllis and Demophoon  1870

by Edward Burne-Jones

painting by Edward Burne-Jones, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (Museum: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) [br] The subject of this important work occurs in Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women', though Burne-Jones also significantly sites Ovid's 'Heroides'. Phyllis, Queen of Thrace, falls in love with Demophoon, son of Theseus. He departs but promises to return in six mont...
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