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2007 (the spelunker thinks)
'Apollo and Daphne I', drawing of a standing female nude sprouting leaves, gripped from behind by a nude male figure with the word 'Apollo' on his arm. By Paul Thomas, 2005.
Height: 21 cm, Width: 15.2 cm
Contemporary Drawings (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/07/2003-30/07/2009)
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
This drawing is part of the '40 Artists - 40 Drawings' series acquired as a group in 2007
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case WD, shelf 214, box C
Signed and dated 'THOMAS 05'
pencil, gouache, coloured pencil materials_techniques
Pencil, coloured pencil and gouache museum_number
Drawing of standing nude female figure in a landscape. She is clasped from behind by a nude male figure with the word 'APOLLO' on his arm. Her body is sprouting leaves.
Much of Paul Thomas's work is concerned with subjects from mythology. This example comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses. The god Apollo was struck by one of Cupid's golden arrows and fell in love with the nymph Daphne. Pursued by the amorous Apollo, Daphne found she could run no further. She prayed for release and was transformed into a laurel tree.
Apollo and Daphne I