Saturday, November 12, 2011

John Melhuish Strudwick - Acrasia

The inspiration for this painting is "The Faerie Queene", by Edmund Spenser from the end of the 1500s. The enchantress Acrasia is depicted in the 'Bower of Bliss' surrounded by handmaidens with a knight at her mercy.


Vicki said...

This is so gorgeous! Reminds me a little of Burne-Jones' work...(:

Hermes said...

Probably even more detailed and lush but there is definitely a resemblance.