Oreads (1907).

Oreades

Difficult to photograph because of gallery light reflections on the protective glass.

The ‘oreads’ are deities from Greek mythology, usually inhabiting remote mountains and ravines, but also associated with lowland areas or even the sea, and who joined in wild hunts or guided travellers through difficult terrain. Some were immortal, other lived only for as long at the tree they inhabited lived.

The painting was presented to the Tate in 1922 by John Singer Sargent on Annie’s admission to the Royal Academy.

Oreads - figure 4

Oreads - figure 1

Oreads - figure 5

Oreads - hands (left)

Oreads - fish

Oreads - rainbow

Oreads - brushwork detail

LOCATION: TATE (CURRENTLY ON LOAN TO MANCHESTER ART GALLERY).


 

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