When Hylas, the handsome companion of Hercules, was sent ashore to search for water, the nymphs were so enchanted by his beauty that they pulled him into their depths forever. Whether the young man's fate is an abrupt death by drowning or everlasting sexual bliss is up to the discretion of the viewer. Critics have so lauded this vibrantly-hued work by masterful Waterhouse that it's been said to embrace 'a spirit of real poetry.' The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. 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 the beautiful image.