Mar 17, 2014

Diana or Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt

Diana or Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt

c. 1890

Watercolor, graphite, ink, and tin on paper

Secondary Support: 48.4 x 27.6 cm (19 1/16 x 10 7/8 in.); Painting only: 45.4 x 27.8 cm (17 7/8 x 10 15/16 in.)

Gift of William E. Ward in memory of his wife, Evelyn Svec Ward 2003.147

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An adaptation of the Greek goddess Artemis or Roman goddess Diana, goddess of the hunt, this winged fairy wears a British crown and a short skirt and carries a spear. Like Diana/Artemis, the stag is presented on her left. Her hair resembles that of other Hindu goddesses.

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