"Blood ran in torrents, drenched was all the earth, As Trojans and their alien helpers died. Here were men lying quelled by bitter death All up and down the city in their blood." ~ Quintus Smyrnaeus, Posthomerica The Death of Priam by Jules Joseph Lefebvre Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and was killed during the Sack of Troy by Achilles' son Neoptolemus (also known as Pyrrhus). His death is graphically related in Book II of Virgil's Aeneid.
"Down on his luck" is one of the first of a series of large-scale figure paintings by Frederick McCubbin (1889), inspired by Australia’s early history. The painting depicts an unlucky gold prospector contemplating his future as he sits by a small campfire.