Bust of Clytie by G F Watts

Bust of Clytie turning her head to look at the sun.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 84 cm
Acquired in:
1919
Presented by:
Lady Battersea through The Art Fund

The calyx of the sunflower, into which she seems to be changing, forms part of the base of the bust. The bust stands on a Greek marble pedestal. Clytie was the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and after being deserted by her lover Apollo, she pined away and changed into a sunflower, which still turns its head towards the sun's course, as in pledge of her love.

Venue details

Guildhall Art Gallery Guildhall Yard, LONDON London EC2P 2EJ 020 7332 3700 www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Entry details

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