Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Sea Maiden

A well known painting by Herbert Draper is The Sea Maiden. What one doesn't see so often are the studies that the artist made to guide his final painting. 

The oil sketch

The final compositional study

Figure study for the sea maiden


céline said...

wow that's interesting.thanks for posting.

oeconomist.com said...

It's absolutely great to see some of the stages of development of this work!

Artman2112 said...

Draper is imo one of the great masters of his era and his studies are sometimes as beautiful as the finished piece.

anand said...

its really true