William Dacres Adams:
Leda and the Swan, 1904
Framed (ref: 1)
Signed and dated 04
Watercolour on paper, 12 x 12 1/2 in. (30.5 x 31.8 cm.)
Tags: William Dacres Adams children farms/domestic animals illustration Last Romantics
Provenance: Jas Wood, thence by descent.
Adams was greatly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, with whom his
father was personally acquainted from his school days.
The subject is
inspired by the Greek myth in which Leda, queen of Sparta, was courted
by Jupiter, disguised as a swan.