Le Sommeil d'Endymion Postcard
(The Sleep of Endymion)
Girodet de Roussy-Trioson.
This modern postcard features a reproduction of a close up of French Romantic painter Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson (January 5, 1767 - December 19, 1824) painting Le Sommeil d'Endymion (The Sleep of Endymion). Endymion, who is out of frame in this close up, was a handsome Aeolian shepherd or hunter in Greek Mythology.
The section of the painting reproduced shows a nude boy with wings and a dog or hound.
The original 1793 painting is currently held at the Louvre in Paris.
Postcard Condition: Mint
Postcard Size: 4 1/8 by 5 7/8 inches (10.5 x 15 cm).