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 stupping 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