Eurydice by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm. 1875-80. Marble. Collection: on anonymous loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum. According to the museum label, “Eurydice, Orpheus's wife, has been bitten” by a snake and is about to be taken off into the Underworld. Boehm was born in Austria, but settled in England in 1862. He flourished as a sculptor and medallist, and was especially favoured” by Queen Victoria. Famed above all as a portraitist, he only rare/y undertook mythological subjects.” [Click on images to enlarge them.]

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