- Regulus, 1828 - 1837
- Joseph Mallord William Turner
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- Oil paint on canvas 8.95 x 123.8 cm
The bright almost blinding quality of this work demonstrates the plight of Regulas, a Roman general. In classical mythology Regulus was a Roman general who was captured by the Carthaginians. Regulus was sent to Rome to by the Carthaginians to negotiate the release of their prisoners. However, he failed and was punished by having his eyelids removed.
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