It has been suggested that this scene shows Attila driving Beauty, Art and Pleasure before him, subject illustrated by Delacroix in a painting for the Library of the Chambre des Députés in Paris. Yet there is no apparent connection between the two pictures. This painting was formerly catalogued as by Delacroix as it carries a false signature of the artist, but the attribution is now rejected. The work was severely damaged by a flood in the Tate gallery in 1928.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN