Bust of Clytie turning her head to look at the sun.
Bust of Clytie by G F Watts, 1878
© Guildhall Art Gallery
- Height: 84 cm
- Acquired in:
- 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.
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