Empire Trumeau Mirror with Painting of Belisarius

A late French Empire overmantle (trumeau) mirror; the top section displaying a fine copy of a painting by J.L David. The subject is an old, blind and poor Belisarius who was a former general of the eastern Roman army begging for alms from a classically draped woman. The original painting also shows a soldier standing behind the stopped woman. The mirror and painting are in a gilded wood empire frame. The painting has been recently cleaned.

Dimensions: 34.5″W (88cm) x 61″H (155cm)

Ref. BL CL2497

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