Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel was twenty-two when he began his studies with the academic painter, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Like many aspiring painters, he hoped to follow in Gérôme’s footsteps as a history painter of scenes from ancient Greece and Rome.
Trebeta was the son of the legendary Assyrian king, Ninus (Nimrod), and a Chaldean queen. His stepmother later became Queen Semiramis. They set after her stepson, so that he fled […]