The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years. Previous to this, Bestall produced more than forty colour illustrations for The Tatler as well as countless humorous line drawings and cartoon sketches.
© Estate of Alfred Bestall/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Greek art. Greece. Terracotta neck amphora. 7th century BC
Greek art. Greece. Terracotta neck amphora. 7th century BC. Proto-Attic Period. It represents Herakles grabbing the hair of the centaur Nessus. Behind Herakles, a four-horse chariot and a driver. It comes from Attica. Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. United States.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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Centaur carrying a youth and teaching him to play the lyre
Centaur carrying a youth and teaching him to play the lyre.. Painting removed from a wall of a room, possibly a triclinium or dining room, in a house in Pompeii in 1749. Centaur carrying a youth and teaching him to play the lyre, as Chiron taught Achilles. The boy holds a thyrsus decorated with a ribbon and a gold tympanum drum. Copperplate engraved by Tommaso Piroli from his own Antichita di Ercolano (Antiquities of Herculaneum), Rome, 1789.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans