Pierre-Narcisse Guerin (1774-1833)
“The Return of Marcus Sextus” (1799)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Guerin depicts a fictional event set during the rule of Roman consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla’s. After being banished by Sulla, Marcus Sextus has returned home to find his wife dead, and his house in mourning.
An allusion was made to the turmoil of the French Revolution.