- Museum number
- Object: Diana and Endymion
Diana is hovering over the sleeping Endymion, with her right arm clasping his head; after G. F. Watts. 1891
- Production date
Height: 457 millimetres
Width: 563 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Edition of 300 impressions on Japan paper, signed by the painter and the engraver.
The artist provided a note for Hardie, 1938-40, Vol. 2, p.21: "This was the plate that gained me a second Gold Medal in Paris, at the Exhibition of 1900.
"I used, of course, tot ake the later working proofs to Watts for his criticism and advice and I remember taking a proof to him at Limnerslease, near Guildford, his country-house. It was summer and a hot day. Watts was sitting in his garden, and I went out there with the proof, which was propped on another chair. HE had little ciritcism to make -- but I had never looked at mezzotint in sunshine out-of-doors before, and I thought it looked no worth 2d. ! It is astonishing how poor a proof looks in sunshine.
"There were two proofs taken on fine satin: Watts had one and I the other. They were very brilliant -- much more so than those on paper -- but a satin proof must be looked at in the proper side light, where the lay of the satin reflects the light much more than paper; but, if the light strikes the proof the other way, the proof is much darker, more like boxwood in colour -- caused by the ends of the silk fibre, I suppose."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For information on acquisition, see 1931,0613.19.
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