-- American painter
Side Aisle mural
Near the Rotunda
317.5 cm (137
x 125 in.)
of 1912 and Picture
Here we see Orestes
haunted by Furies,
the goddesses of vengeance.
Orestes, in Greek
the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, the rulers of Mycenae, or Argos.
Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus, killed Agamemnon after he
from the Trojan War. Fearing that Orestes was also in danger, his
Electra sent him from the royal palace.
When Orestes was
up, the god
Apollo ordered him to avenge his father's death by killing
Orestes returned home and killed his mother and Aegisthus. He then was
driven insane by the Furies, the goddesses of vengeance. Orestes
went to Athens. There, a jury found him innocent of manslaughter and
him from his guilt and the Furies. Orestes later married Hermione, the
daughter of Helen of Troy and Menelaus, the king of Sparta.
Edition, http://www.aolsvc.worldbook.aol.com, June 8, 2001.)
commissioned by the MFA in 1921 and installed on ceiling side aisle,
Huntington Avenue stairway, 1925.
- See the year
of Fine Arts, Boston