Blythe in Classic Art: Series 2
The drawings of Series 2 are also set in the context of famous works of art. Represented are works inspired by John W. Waterhouse, John Collier, Edmund Blair Leighton, Frederic Leighton, Frederick Sandys, and Sophia Anderson, of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, as well as Johannes Vermeer, William-Adolphe Bougereau, and Jean-Honore Fragonard.
#13 Blythe Lady of Shalott (1888)
Blythe Lady of Shalott was inspired by the most famous of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings, painted by John William Waterhouse in 1888, and based on the poem of the same name by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
#14 - Modesty
Blythe Modesty is modeled after William Adolphe Bouguereau's painting, "Modesty", painted in 1902.
#15 - Blythe Kitchen Maid
Blythe Kitchen Maid is inspired by Johannes Vermeer's painting, better known as "The Milkmaid", painted in 1658.
#16 - Blythe Lady Godiva
Blythe Lady Godiva is inspired by Edmund Blair Leighton's painting, Lady Godiva, painted in 1892.
# 17 - Blythe on a Swing
Blythe on a Swing was inspired by Jean-Honore Fragonard's famous rococo painting, The Swing, painted in 1767.
#18 - Blythe Isabel Clara Eugenia
Blythe Isabel Clara Eugenia was inspired by the portrait of 13 year old Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia, the daughter of Spanish King Filipe II, painted by Alonso Sanchez Coella in 1579.
#19 - Blythe Lilith
Blythe Lilith was inspired by John Collier's painting called Lilith, painted in 1892.
#20 - Blythe Mariamne
Blythe Mariamne was inspired by John William Waterhouse's painting titled Mariamne Leaving the Judgment Seat of Herod, painted in 1887.
#21 - Blythe Medea
Blythe Medea is inspired by the painting "Medea," by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Frederick Sandys, painted in 1868.
#22 - Blythe Nausicaä
Blythe Nausicaä was inspired by the painting, “Nausicaä,” by Frederic Leighton, painted in 1878.
#23 - Blythe Fairy
Her full name is “Take the Fair Face of Blythe, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers and Jewels Attending, Thus your Blythe Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things.” She is inspired by the famous painting of almost the same beautiful name by Sophie Gengembre Anderson, painted in 1869 England.
#24 - Fair Rosamund and Eleanor
Fair Rosamund and Eleanor is a drawing inspired by the painting of the same name by Frank Cadogan Cowper, created in 1920.
#25 - Spring
Spring is from a series of Four Seasons, called "Mucha, Blythed", inspired by Alphonse Mucha's series by the same name.
#26 - Summer
Summer is from a series of Four Seasons, called "Mucha, Blythed", inspired by Alphonse Mucha's series by the same name.
#27 - Autumn
Autumn is from a series of Four Seasons, called "Mucha, Blythed", inspired by Alphonse Mucha's series by the same name.
#28 - Winter
Winter is from a series of Four Seasons, called "Mucha, Blythed", inspired by Alphonse Mucha's series by the same name.
#29 - Blythe with a Dead Goldfinch
#30 - Cossette
#31 - Anna Blythe Karenina
#32 The Gift
Bambi, Friend to All Animals, with some of her friends, wishing all a Merry Christmas!
#33 The Nutcracker and Mouse King
This is an illustration of Maria from the famous Christmas story, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."
#34 Blythe as Beatrice
This drawing of Blythe as Beatrice is based on the famous painting by Marie Spartali Stillman, from 1895, titled Beatrice.
#35 Blythe Priestess of Delphi
This drawing is inspired by John Collier's painting from 1891 called "Priestess of Delphi."