woman in flowing robe with one hand shading face, other hand pointing off into distance, life size.

The Lost Pleiad, 1874 (modeled)

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The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  2004.194

The Lost Pleiad represents Merope, one of the seven daughters of the god Atlas and the sea nymph Pleoine. She and her sisters form the group of stars known as the Pleides, but Merope is seldom visible because, unlike her sisters, she married a lowly mortal and therefore hides herself in shame. Rogers portrayed Merope as a voluptuous seminude figure in search of her heavenly family. He imparted a windblown movement through the exaggerated twist of her figure, her fluttering hair and drapery, and the puffy clouds billowing below her.

Details
Title
The Lost Pleiad
Artist Life
1825-1892
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2004.194
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woman in flowing robe with one hand shading face, other hand pointing off into distance, life size.