"Herbert James Draper was one of the finest painters of nudes in the last years of Victoria's reign. As we begin a new century, we are more able to reassess the prejudices and snobbery of some of the last generation of art historians and see the qualities of the work of the last stance of Classicism in British art."
Read more about painter Herbert James Draper at the Victorian Web and see more paintings there. And more painting at: Illusions Gallery.
(Thanks to Tom C. for sending me the postcard book of mermaids.)