This is a painting done by John William Waterhouse in 1874. It is a portrayal of the Greek gods, sleep, Hypnos, and death, Thanatos. The passage from the Epic of Gilgamesh that we read today reminded me of it. On page 507, Utnapishtim says, “The sleeping and the dead, how alike they are, they are like a painted death.” Waterhouse lost two younger brothers to tuberculosis shortly before he painted this sad piece. Something to think about!