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William Dacres Adams:
Leda and the Swan, 1904

Framed (ref: 1)
Signed and dated 04

Watercolour on paper, 12 x 12 1/2 in. (30.5 x 31.8 cm.)

Tags: children farms/domestic animals illustration Last Romantics



Provenance: Jas Wood, thence by descent.


Adams was greatly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, with whom his father was personally acquainted from his school days. 

The subject is inspired by the Greek myth in which Leda, queen of Sparta, was courted by Jupiter, disguised as a swan.


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