Julian's Vision. A:R: 1158.

WAG 7758


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. Emperor Julian (331/2 - 363) denounced Christianity and publicly declared his conversion to paganism in 361. The female figure appearing in front of him in this image could be the Roman goddess, Minerva, with her helmet and spear.