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Laure Albin Guillot

Narcisse (Narcissus)

(Paris, 1879 - 1962)

1934

Fresson print

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Purchased with funds from Mrs. Beatrice K. McDowell

1996.11

More Information

Narcissus, a character from Greek mythology, was a beautiful youth who spurned the affections of a nymph. In punishment, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, made him fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. He wasted away from unsatisfied desire and was transformed into the flower that now bears his name.

Marks

signed LR, recto in pencil

Keywords
Modern Art
Pictorialist
Photography
Male
Figure
Fresson
French
Nude
Narcissus
Mythology
Dream