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The Sacrifice of Iphigenia

Charles de La Fosse1680

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

Iphigenia, daughter of the Greek King Agamemnon, was promised in sacrifice to ensure that the Greek ships reached Troy. But Iphigenia was saved by Diana, goddess of hunting, forests and springs. Photo © EPV/ Jean-Marc Manaï

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  • Title: The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
  • Creator: Charles de La Fosse
  • Date Created: 1680
  • Physical Dimensions: w2120 x h2240 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Style: French painting, 17th century, Mythology
  • Provenance: Commissioned for the chimneypiece of the Diana Salon in Versailles. Placed in 1680, sent to the Louvre in 1837 then to the Musée des Beaux-arts in Rennes in 1876, replaced in the Palace of Versailles in 1934.
  • Original Title:  Le sacrifice d'Iphigénie

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