The Epic Post – Shakuntala


Sacontala says goodbye to Madhavi. Illustration for La Civilizacion by Don Pelegrin Casabo Y Pages (Mir, Tarradas, Comas, 1881-82).

Shakuntala first appeared in the West in a William Jones translation and its not surprising the German romantics loved the drama. Subsequently Theophile Gautier wrote a drama, there was a ballet and in this illustration she looks like something out of Greek myth.

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