The Lament for Icarus, 1898: Canvas Replica Painting: Small
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By artist Herbert James Draper (1863-1920), in a Private Collection
Mythology tells us Icarus escaped from Crete on wax and feather wings. They melted when he drew too close to the sun, he fell to his death and was washed ashore. Englishman Draper's 1889 work, his favorite, depicts the mourning of Icarus by a trio of beautiful sea nymphs. Our authentic stretched canvas replica captures the original painting's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward this beautiful image.
Small: 21.25"Wx24.25"H. framed (13.25"Wx16.25"H. image size, 4"W. frame)
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Herbert James Draper (1863-1920)

English painter Herbert James Draper painted imaginative subjects and portraits of his contemporaries during the Victorian era. Draper studied art at London's Royal Academy and took many education trips to France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Draper first received recognition in art for a wall decoration in 1887 where the prize for first place was 40. After exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Draper became a very popular painter in his day. In the 1890s, Draper was a productive painter and he focused on mainly Ancient Greek mythological themes. Draper's homage to mythology The Lament for Icarus won the gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.

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