Orpheus went down to the lower world and by his music softened the heart of Pluto and Persephone, who allowed Eurydice to return with him to earth.
In his anxiety he broke his promise, and Eurydice vanished again from his sight.
In 1864 he exhibited "Dante in Exile" (the greatest of his Italian pictures), "Orpheus and Eurydice" and "Golden Hours."
While in Thrace he is said to have caused the death of Eurydice, who was bitten by a snake while fleeing from him.
But the most famous story in which he figures is that of his wife Eurydice.