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Maker(s):Furnival, John
Culture:English (1933-2020)
Title:Omphale goes out walking from Blind Date
Date Made:1979
Type:Print
Materials:Hand-colored etching on Somerset Book mould-made paper
Place Made:Europe; England; Guildford
Measurements:Sheet: 11 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in; 30.2 cm x 26 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: front, lwr. l. (graphite): John Furnival; TITLE: front, lwr. r. (graphite): "Omphale goes out walking"
Accession Number:  UM 1980.26.1
Credit Line:Gift of Marry Ann Sharp through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
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Description:
Color illustration from the story of Theseus and the Minataur depicting of the side view of a woman leaning back as she carefully walks forward. She holds a ruffled polk-a-dot parasol high above her head with her right arm and her garment away from her bare feet with her left hand. The parasol creates a dark shadow above her. She is clothed in a flowing transparent blue sleeveless dress that reveals her nude body beneath. She has black curly hair, pale caucasian skin and wears an ornamental hair band and earrings. The background is shaded with light blue and taupe-colored watercolor paint.

Tags:
women; parasols; nudes; mythology; shadows

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Furnival, John
1933-2020
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