The Lamia is an oil painting by Herbert James Draper, completed in 1909 as part of a series. He focused mainly on mythological themes from ancient Greece – as was the fashion at the time of his prime.
For The Lamia it is believed that Draper used Win Green, a model at the Royal Academy schools.
She is posing in profile, with a snake on her forearm and a snakeskin belt around her lower body.
NOTE: You can easily find prints or hand-made reproductions of this peace as it is a popular one of the artist 😉
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