The Wounded Philoctetes

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The Wounded Philoctetes
Danish: Den sårede Filoktet
See adjacent text.
ArtistN. A. Abildgaard
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions123 cm × 175.5 cm (48 in × 69.1 in)
LocationNational Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

The Wounded Philoctetes is a painting by the Danish painter, N. A. Abildgaard. It was painted in 1775.

Having received a five-year scholarship from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Abildgaard stayed in Rome where he painted his interpretation of the hero Philoctetes who was wounded by a snake and left behind on a Greek island by his brothers in arms during the Trojan War. [1]


  1. ^ Lederballe, Thomas. "N. A. Abildgaard: Den sårede Filoktet, 1775". National Gallery of Denmark. Retrieved 4 February 2013.