The Death of Hector. A.M. 2810

WAG 7695


This is one of a group of drawings by British artist and book illustrator Edward Francis Burney, depicting scenes from Greek and Roman history and mythology. Hector was considered a great warrior and was the leader of the Trojans during the Trojan War. During a battle he killed Patroclus, a close companion of Achilles. As revenge, Achilles killed Hector and dragged his body around the city of Troy on his chariot before taking it to the Greek camp, where he continued to mistread the corpse for eleven more days.