The Fairy of the Fountain by William Etty

A nude woman stands in a stream; her head turned to the right.

Details

Medium:
Oil
Dimensions:
69 x 51 cm
Acquired in:
1925
Presented by:
Executors of Lord Levehulme through The Art Fund

Her raised left arm holds the branch of a tree. A little lower, a white dove sits on another branch, while on the bank we see a minute Cupid with gossamer wings. Green drapery is suspended on a tree above, against distant blue hills.

Provenance

Collection of Leverhulme

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