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William Theed (1804-91)

Narcissus 1845

RCIN 69002

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The youthful hunter Narcissus, much admired for his beauty, paused one day by a fountain and fell in love with his own reflection. Unable to speak to his beloved, he shed tears which disrupted the vision, and eventually he died of a broken heart. A narcissus flower can be seen against the tree stump.

Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1847

No. 83