The New International Encyclopædia/Aristides of Thebes

ARISTIDES of Thebes. A Greek painter of the time of Apelles. He lived about the middle of the Fourth Century B.C., and was a son and pupil of Nicomachus. He was noted for power of expression in his work, one of his finest pictures being that of a babe approaching the breast of its mother, who is mortally wounded, and whose face shows her fear lest the child should find blood instead of milk. His works were bought at enormous prices, and one of them was the first foreign painting ever exhibited to the public in Rome. He left two sons, Nicerus and Ariston, to whom he taught his art.