Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice

Erasistratus the Physician Discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice was painted in 1772, the year George III appointed Benjamin West historical painter to the king. The painting derives its subject from a legend loosely based on Greek history. West’s picture tells the story of Seleucus, the king of Syria, who has summoned the eminent […]