Perseus and the Graiae
- Art Funded
- 152.4 x 168.7 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £25,000 (Total: £60,000; Tax remission)
- Trustees of the 1st Earl of Balfour's Trust (through Christie's)
Perseus is visiting the Graiae, three sisters of the gorgon, to force them to help him find and kill Medusa. This relief is a key element in the artist's uncompleted 'Perseus' cycle. The other oils, unfinished canvases and cartoons from the series are in the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart.
Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848-1930); by descent to the Trustees of the 1st Earl of Balfour's Trust.