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Oil painting - Daphne's Bath
  • Daphne's Bath
    Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904
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Daphne's Bath

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on millboard

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:

    CAI.2

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In Greek mythology, the nymph Daphne escaped from the god Apollo by transforming herself into a laurel tree. As depicted here, another suitor, Leucippus, disguised himself as a girl to join Daphne and her companions when they were bathing, but was killed when his true identity was discovered.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (painted)

Artist/maker

Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

oil on millboard

Dimensions

Height: 31.7 cm, Width: 25.8 cm, Height: 50 cm frame, Width: 42.5 cm frame

Object history note

Probably the painting by Watts Ionides mentions as ;study from nude' in his inventory, and valued at £150. Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides, 1900.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Daphne's Bath', George Frederick Watts

Materials

Oil paint; Millboard

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Mythology

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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