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Calypso's Isle

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A mythological scene, where a naked woman is seated on a rocky outcrop on the coast, looking out across a calm, dark sea. She sits on red and white drapery, with her back to the viewer, her dark hair pinned up on her head and decorated with red braiding. She holds a mirror in her right hand, level with her shoulder, and a coral necklace in her other hand, which she picks up from a group of trinkets at her side. The rocky coastline is visible in the background.

Manchester Art Gallery



Calypso's Isle




oil on canvas


H 84 x W 147.3 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from E. N. Galloway, 1919

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Inscription description

Signed brc: Herbert Draper


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