Alexander Rothaug

Odysseus Longing for Home

circa 1910,

oil on carton

 

Alexander Rothaug (Vienna 1870-1946 Vienna)

Odysseus Longing for Home (Odysseus Sehnsucht nach der Heimat)

circa 1910

oil on carton

17.5 x 27.5 cm.

signed lower right

Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890)
Greek-language passage from Homer's Odyssey, with Odysseus longing for home (Odyssey 9, 34-38): "naught is sweeter than a man's own land"
autograph album page
ink on paper mounted on card
Ilion (Troy), May 25, 1890 (seven months before the famous archaeologist Schliemann's death)
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