Aristophon

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Aristophon was a Greek painter, mentioned by Pliny the Elder.

Life[edit]

Aristophon was the son and pupil of the elder Aglaophon, and brother of Polygnotus. He was a native of Thasos. Pliny, who places him among the painters of the second rank, mentions two works by him: one showing Ancaeus wounded by the boar and mourned over by his mother Astypalaea, and another containing figures of Priam, Helen, Ulysses, Deiphobus, Dolon, and Credulitas.[1]

Plutarch names Aristophon as the painter of a picture of Alcibiades in the arms of Nemea;[2] Athenaeus however says it was by Aglaophon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryan 1886.
  2. ^ Verdegem 2010, p. 219.
  3. ^ Verdegem 2010, p. 222.

Sources[edit]

Verdegem, Simon (2010). Plutarch's Life of Alcibiades: Story; Text and Moralism. Leuven University Press. 

  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Aristophon". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.