Enrico Scuri – “Hercules Brings Alcestis Back to Admetus” – Italy – 1838


ARTWORK: “Hercules Brings Alcestis Back to Admetus” (19th century). Enrico Scuri (1805-1884), Italian painter. Work was done in charcoal, white chalk on paper laid on canvas. The piece focusses on the fact that Hercules is seen as a hero in this piece and the masculine ideal.


Born in the city of Bergamo, Italy. He was a very prolific artist. He painted the cupola of the Sanctuary of the Incoronata at Lodi in the province of Lombardy (home of the city of Milan). He was known for his portraits and religious pieces.