European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
The Fall of IcarusMade in France, Europe
Hippolyte Ferrat, French, 1822 - 1882
1918-102Gift of Mrs. Albert P. Brubaker for the Frederick J. Kimball and Helen Kimball Grafflin Memorial Collection, 1918
LabelAccording to Greek mythology, Daedalus built wax and feather wings so that he and his son, Icarus, could escape from King Minos on Crete. Disregarding his father's warning, Icarus melted his wings by flying too close to the sun and fell to his death.
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