Water Wench Wednesday

by monkeyfist

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Water nymphs, 1922

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Water Lily via hoodoothatvoodoo

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Herbert James Draper (1863–1920); The Foam Sprite – via hoodoothatvoodoo

English Classicist painter whose career began in the Victorian era and extended through the first two decades of the 20th century. 1894 was the beginning of Draper’s most productive period. He focused mainly on mythological themes from ancient Greece. In later years as the public tastes changed and mythological scenes became less popular he concentrated more on portraits.

In his last years his popularity faded, though there has recently been a revival of interest in his work on the art market. The sale of his painting The Sea Maiden by the Royal Cornwall Museum in 2010, to help secure its finances, generated debate about the policy of disposing of art works for this purpose.

more on wiki – see also: The Water Nymph

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The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga by Jake Verzosa: View works herevia oldcortez

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From a German album found in Australiaposted by Penny Reeves

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Chicks and Chuckles – HERE on Vintage Sleaze

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The Mermaid and the Dragon by Warwick Goblevia sisterwolf

(1862 – 1943) illustrator of children’s books. In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry.

During World War I, he was employed in the drawing office of Woolrich Arsenal, and volunteered for service with the Red Cross in France. He worked occasionally for New York MacMillan, and produced editions of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and travelling. He died in his Surrey home in 1943. 

more on wiki

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L: via kari-youngRT: Mertle the Mermaid (by WonderfullyStrange)

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Edmund Dulac via hoodoothatvoodoo

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Teenage Tramps, Crazies, Superchicks & Rat Finksvia theticketthatexploded

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Från Russ Meyer filmen Motor Psycho

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