Charles Napier Kennedy
British, 1852 - 1898
Perseus and Andromeda
Exhibited at the New Gallery's Summer Exhibition in 1890.
Kennedy has depicted Perseus using Medusa's head to turn the monster into stone in order to free Andromeda. He is interpreting a passage from Charles Kingsley's poem Andromeda (1859):
'Once, as the dead eyes glared into his; then his sides death-sharpened, Stiffened and stood, brown rock, in the wash of the wandering water.'
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