Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hail Britannia

A humble announcement of Britain's supremacy of the seas:

Wm Dyce—Neptune Resigning To Britannia the Empire of the Sea—1847

4 comments:

Matt said...

Nudity and sea power - a deadly combination.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Ah, you comprehend the subtlety of the situation.

kip said...

Neptune Resigning to Britannia the Empire of the Sea is amazing and I am so grateful that you posted it. Do those mermaids have TWO legs that end in fishtails? It is possibly a more seductive thought than mere nudity since mermaid chastity has always been a kind of anatomical given. Frumpy Brittania's only saving grace is that she is caressing a lion's mane. Also of note is the centaur with fishtails for hooves. Wow! I have to find out more about Wm Dyce. Your work with Pictorial Arts and Pogo has become a daily passion for me.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Kip—nice comments. And yes, traditional mermaid sexuality has always been a mystery to me.