The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis  1818

by Jacques-Louis David

Fixing the viewer with a dreamy gaze, the fair-haired Telemachus grasps Eucharis's thigh with his right hand while holding his sword upright with the other. In the 1699 French novel Les Aventures de Télémaque, loosely based on characters from the Odyssey, the author Fénelon describes how Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, fell passionately in love with the beautiful nymph Eu...
88.3 x 103.2 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty