Thursday, November 8, 2018

01 Paintings and tales of Mermaids, with Footnotes, 6b

Charles Murray Padday, (British, 1868–1954)
The mermaid
Oil on Canvas
34.5 x 44.5 cm. (13.6 x 17.5 in.)
Private collection

A mermaid is a marine creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria. Mermaids can be benevolent or beneficent.

Charles Murray Padday, RI, ROI (1868–1954) was a renowned was a Scottish visual artist and illustrator. Padday was active in London from 1890 to 1906. He was a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. 

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