Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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George Frederick Watts
(English, 1817-1904)
Hope, 1885
Oil on canvas

Hare's caption: "At the first glance it is rather strange that such a picture should bear such a title, but the imagery is perfectly true. The heavens are illuminated by a solitary star, and Hope bends her ear to catch the music from the last remaining string of her almost shattered lyre. The picture was painted in 1885 and given to the nation in 1897. A very fine duplicate is in the possession of Mrs. Rushton. . . ."
Info from The Victorian Web


  1. So evocative. Makes one think. :P

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  2. Oooh, thanks! I love Artmagick but apparently it never occurred to me to look there! It also had some cool info on that painting. Thanks for sharing!