In Greek mythology, The Death of Dirce portrays the killing of the King of Thebes’ wife. The twins Amphion and Zethus bound Dirce to a wild bull in retaliation for mistreating their mother. The famous version of this scene is The Farnese Bull, a marble grouping carved in the 3rd century and unearthed in Rome in 1546. Sir Charles Lawes-Witteronge created his bronze interpretation in 1906. The artwork greets visitors to the Tate Britain, an impressive gallery of British art founded in 1897 by sugar magnate Henry Tate.