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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1866 - 1868|
|Artist:||Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys|
This painting caused much heated debate in The Times when it was rejected from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 1868, despite it being hailed as a masterpiece by many critics. Greek legend describes Medea as a sorceress and the wife of Jason. When he deserted her for another woman, Medea poisoned both her rival (Glauce ) and her two children.
|Presented by the Trustees of the Public Picture Gallery Fund, 1925.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Oil on panel with gilded background.|