The Vision of Endymion

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A mythological scene of Endymion lying asleep on Mount Latmos. Whilst he lies sleeping, the naked figure of Diana stands watching over him, framed by the full moon behind her and swathed in diaphanous robes that billow out behind her. He lies on furs under a blanket with a crook in his arm, bathed in the glow of the moon. The scene is framed by flowering poppies and the heavy dark trees of a forest.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Vision of Endymion




oil on canvas


H 50.8 x W 38.1 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from The Fine Art Society, 1904

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : br : artist's initials, date (mon) : EJP / 1902


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