"One showed the Grief of Andromache on beholding the Dead Body of Hector. The other showed the Captivity of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra"

 

The two 'steel engravings' on the wall of Flora Poste's bedroom are reproductions of established works of art.

Andromache was the wife of Hector, who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War. The 18th century artist Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) depicted her grief in a painting entitled "Andromache mourning Hector".

 Zenobia was a 3rd century Syrian queen of the Palmyrene Empire who was captured by the Roman Emperor Aurelian. She is the subject of a painting by Herbert Schmalz (1856 -1938) entitled "Queen Zenobia's Last Look upon Palmyra".

 

Herbert Schmalz: Queen Zenobia's Last Look upon Palmyra
Public DomainHerbert Schmalz: Queen Zenobia's Last Look upon Palmyra - Credit: Herbert Schmalz