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Neptune Lagrenée

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1890-1950
Materials: ink; photographic paper
Measurements: 11 in x 7 in
Nomenclature: mythology
Classification: whales

Monochrome photographic reproduction of a painting featuring Neptune, with trident, embracing a nude young woman while a cherub, a sea nymph, and a winged finger resing on a cloud look on. Neptune rests his knee on a small, highly stylized whale or large fish; another creature of the same type is visible in the left foreground. In the background are various figures engaging in erotic activity in the sea. The caption printed below the photograph reads "Lagrenée - No 20".