A DRYAD.

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Image: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre.

Like the oreads, the dryads were a set of female deities from Greek myth – nymphs who inhabited oak trees, and who were traditionally shy and retiring, except when in the presence of their patron, the hunter-goddess Artemis.

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 292 x 330 mm (0.10 m²), assumed unframed.
  • History: painted c.1927-1928; 1928, exhibited Royal Academy; 1940, bequeathed to Glasgow Museums by Mrs A. J. MacLaren.
  • Location: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre.

 

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