Photos: Jonathan Russell.
A black-and-white image of the painting from the Cartwright Hall Gallery 1908 catalogue shows there to be a small amount of extra detail at the sides, masked by the current frame. Changes in highlighting and modeling on the torso are also apparent, particularly the region below the right breast, suggesting post-date reworking (or possibly highlights etched onto to the photographic plate to ‘improve’ the appearance when printed).
Oceanids (Greek ωκεανίδες, pronounced ‘o-ke-a-NITH-es’) were nymphs associated primarily with the sea, but also other water sources, clouds, breezes, rivers, springs and flowers.
- Medium: oil on canvas.
- Dimensions: 1140 x 1040 mm (1.19 m²). ArtUK.org website incorrectly states 180 x 170 cm, which would equal 3.1 m².
- History: signed and dated 1904; 1908, “Presented [to Cartwright Hall Gallery] by Mrs. C. J. Herringham” (see The Young Gardeners for details about Christiana Jane Herringham); exhibited 1922, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery retrospective of Annie’s works, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
- Location: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery (Bradford Museum and Galleries), Bradford.