Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kelpie or Nixie?

Another in a series of Herbert Draper paintings, The Kelpie. Traditionally a kelpie is a supernatural water horse, so I'm not sure what Draper's title refers to, as this is perhaps more of a nixie, a type of river mermaid. Whatever.

1 comment:

Astrid said...

As to the Herbert Draper painting, Kepie's are -in some mythologies- to have had the ability to turn into a beautiful woman to lure in men. So perhaps that is what the title refers to?