This image is subject to copyright and cannot be downloaded or reproduced without written permission.
Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph

Wood Nymph

Henri Fantin-Latour (1836 – 1904)

  • Artist
    Henri Fantin-Latour
  • Title
    Wood Nymph
  • Date
    N.D.
  • Dimensions
    22.5 × 12.25cm
  • Medium
    Oil on canvas
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by James A Healy, 1975 (Josephine C. Healy Memorial Collection)
Description

While some of his symbolist works relate to famous works of classical music, including Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold, others, such as Wood Nymph, depict female nudes in natural settings and appear to have few specific mythological references.

In Greek mythology nymphs were minor nature goddesses who appeared as beautiful maidens and usually inhabited the sea, rivers, woods or trees.

Throughout history artists have used mythological themes as an excuse to paint the female nude. Created using thin glazes of paint, this atmospheric image of reclining nude in a woodland setting fits into this genre.

Written by Riann Coulter

Browse the Collection

Browse by: Image / List

  1. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-G’Morrow Strawberry
  3. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  4. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  5. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  6. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  8. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  9. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Communicating with Prisoners
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  12. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  13. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Simon the Cyrenian
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  16. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  17. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  18. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  20. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - Singing The Minstrel Boy
  22. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  23. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  24. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse