Arts Everyday Living: A Scottish Lass & the Moon Goddess–Beauty with Red Hair

A SCOTTISH LASS & THE MOON GODDESS

BEAUTY WITH RED HAIR

 

 

William Strang, Cynthia, 1917, oil on canvas, Wakefield Museums and Galleries, West Yorkshire, UK

William Strang, Cynthia, 1917, oil on canvas, Wakefield Museums and Galleries, West Yorkshire, UK

The origins of the name Cynthia can be traced to Artemis, the ancient Greek goddess of the moon, and the location of her birth, Mt. Cynthus on Delos.

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Scottish artist William Strang (1859-1921) was a talented painter as well as etcher. Although his sitters included prominent authors such as George Bernard Shaw and George Meredith, Strang’s portrayal of the pensive Cynthia above is one of his most riveting works.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and is in the U.S. public domain.

 

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