The Abduction (Hercules and Alcestis)

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Karen Barrett-Wilt
by The Yorck Project
published on 26 July 2014
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The Abduction by Paul Cezanne, 1867 CE. This painting is thought to depict Hercules rescuing Alcestis from the underworld. (Another theory is that this represents the abduction of Proserpine by Pluto. This painting was painted in Emile Zola's house and was first owned by him. Now in the Sammlung Keynes Collection, Great Britain)

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Project, T. Y. (2014, July 26). The Abduction (Hercules and Alcestis). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2875/the-abduction-hercules-and-alcestis/

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Project, The Yorck. "The Abduction (Hercules and Alcestis)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 26, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2875/the-abduction-hercules-and-alcestis/.

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Project, The Yorck. "The Abduction (Hercules and Alcestis)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Jul 2014. Web. 27 Nov 2021.

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