C1895

Artist:

Arnold Bocklin

$A 195

In stock

S/N: MY-107–224552
Categories: ,

Artist:

Arnold Bocklin

Photogravure

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 350mm

Triton was originally a demigod with the torso of a man and the tail of a fish. He was the son of the sea god, Poseidon and the sea-nymph Amphitrite. Later he became one of the sea creatures in Poseidon’s escort. The female of the species is known as a Nereid The Nereids are figures from Greek mythology. They are the fifty and more daughters of Nereus and Doris.The most famous are Amphitrite (wife of Poseidon, god of the sea) and Thetis (wife of Peleus and mother of Achilles). Nereids are said to be friendly and charming and to epitomize female beauty. As they surface from their father’s wonderful underwater palace these water nymphs flit across the waves riding seahorses and dolphins. . The tritons flitted across the waves and blew on conches which they used as horns. Artists depicted the tritons as human sea-creatures, or alternatively as sea- centaurs: half man, half horse.

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