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FRENCII SCHOOL. 600-000cve DELORME. 000oco PRIVATE COLLECTION.

HERO AND LEANDER.

Scenes of tenderness, especially those which flow from a master-passion excite deep interest, and are such as artists love to repeat.

Hero, priestess of Venus, was so fondly loved by Leander, that he every day swam across the Hellespont, two leagues from his abode at Abydos, to Sestos were dwelth his adored.

M. Delorme, in the picture we give here, represents Leander at the moment after he has entered into the interior of Hero's apartinents, while he is pressing her in his arms, and is beloved pouring perfumes on is long flowing locks, to sweeten and purify them from the sea-water with which they are impregnated. The minutiæ of the open chamber in the background of the picture, evidently indicates why Hero bestows such care on her Leander.

This picture, which was exhibited at the Louvre in 1814, has been engraved by M. Laugier.

Height, 3 feet 2 inches; breadth, 2 feet 2 inches.

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