The Fisherman and the Syren

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This early work by the artist both illustrates and was inspired by a poem by Goethe which tells the story of a mermaid who rises from the waters to complain to a fisherman that he is enticing her children to death. Gradually the mermaid's own beauty lures the fisherman into the water and to oblivion. A contemporary critic noted the 'irresistible seductiveness' of the mermaid but he observed also that this 'young artist has plainly drunk long and eagerly at the fount of beauty that assuaged the thirst of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael'.  
Oil on canvas, 1856-1858.
Art Print Sizes:
  • Small - 30 x 40 cm
  • Medium - 45 x 60 cm
  • Large - 60 x 80 cm
  • X Large - 75 x 100cm 

Stretched Canvas Sizes:
  • Small - 36 x 40cm 
  • Medium - 54 x 60 cm 
  • Large - 72 x 80 cm 
  • X Large - 90 x 100 cm
Unstretched Canvas size
  • Small - 50 x 54 cm 
  • Medium - 68 x 74 cm 
  • Large - 86 x 94 cm 
  • X Large - 104 x 114 cm  

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