Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl was born in Hungary in 1860 and died in Italy in 1933.
Hirschl is known for his fantasy paintings and mythological artwork, but it is only recently that his painting is becoming better known.
This large oil on canvas painting is 216 x 340cm and is part of the Belvedere Palace Museum, Vienna, collection.
During 1878 Hirschl studied at the Akademie de bildenden Kunste in Vienna. While there, he was awarded the 1st prize for his oil on canvas painting Farewell: Scene from Hannibal Cross the Alps.
The following year he had the opportunity to visit Rome. While in Italy, many of his historical mythology paintings were inspired.
He remained in Rome for 35 years gaining respect for much of his work.
Known as the artist Adolf Hiremy, he enjoyed relative success, and his allegorical paintings earned praise from many quarters.
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