About the Poster
Sign in or register to see this poster's details, including:
  • When they joined Kijiji
  • How quickly they respond
    Close
    Typical response time is a range that is based on a poster's overall reply activity, through either email or in-app messaging. Learn more.
  • Other ads they have posted
  • Phone number (if available)
Contact Poster

Important Safety Warning:

Avoid fraud by meeting all sellers in-person to pay for items. Kijiji does not offer any transaction or payment services. Read More Safety Tips

Date Listed 14-Dec-16
Price
$145.00
Address Saint George, ON N0E1N0
View map

For Sale By Owner
More Info Art

LAMENT FOR ICARUS Herbert James Draper PRINT FRAMED nymphs MYTHICAL

… mourns the fallen angel who got too close to the heavens …

LAST PHOTO SHOWN IS A SAMPLE OF ITEMS AVAILABLE

The Lament for Icarus is a painting by Herbert James Draper, showing dead Icarus, surrounded by lamenting nymphs. The wings of Icarus are based on the bird-of-paradise pattern. In 1898 the painting was bought from the Royal Academy exhibition through The Chantrey Bequest, a public fund for purchasing modern art bequeathed by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, R.A. The Lament for Icarus was subsequently awarded the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris

According to Dr. Justine Hopkins, Draper identifies Icarus "with the other heroes of the Pre-Raphaelites and symbolists, who, like James Dean half a century later, manage to live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse"

Daedalus, his father fashioned two pairs of wings out of wax and feathers for himself and his son. Daedalus tried his wings first, but before trying to escape the island, he warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea, but to follow his path of flight. Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms, and so Icarus fell into the sea in the area which today bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos

• beautiful large vintage print under glass
• ornately framed in a bronze colour & double matted with gold metal in between the matts
• inside frame art measures: 24”H x 20”W
• including frame measures: 35”H x 31”W (minimal age related frame scuffs)
• origin unknown
• $145.00

A261
(pls. check your spam / trash folder for replies)

** pls. view poster’s other ads for Not the Usual Stuff, SPECIALTY & RARE, odd & quirky, eclectic, interesting & unique; a number of children’s, classics, rare & first edition books; original art, Native Indian, toys, military, bronzes, Asian, antique Masonic / Freemason & Odd Fellows, home décor, man cave, prints, signs, smokerama, retro, Art Deco, primitives, Chinese antiques, Victorian, museum pieces, tribal, mantiques, police issue Glock holsters etc. **
Sponsored Links:

My Favourites ()

Recently Added: