OCEANID.

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The painted is dated to 1908, or ‘before 1908’ in some sources, but it is clearly dates ‘1904’ below Annie’s signature.

 

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).

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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.


 

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