The Greek Poet Sappho and the Girl from Mytilene by Nicolai Abildgaard was created in 1809. The painting is in National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen. The size of the work is 47,5 x 38 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
The Artist: Danish neoclassical painter Nicolai Abildgaard (1743 – 1809) studied in Rome, where he was primarily influenced by antique sculpture and Roman wall paintings. His style was classical, though with a romantic trend, and he had a remarkable sense of colour. Many of his paintings are melodramatic interpretations of episodes from ancient literature.