Object: A Soul in Hell
Museum Number: P_EDM_0038
Dimensions: H 25.5", W 33"
Keywords: Evelyn De Morgan, Symbolism, dark spirit, little devil, imp, contrast between spirit and landscape
Dates: 1900 - 1919
Described in the Edith Grove exhibition catalogue of 1916 as “this man, surrounded by all that is beautiful and desirable, by the force of his own dark spirit dwells in a hell of his own making. Beside him, you see his ugly familiar spirit”. The little devil or imp sitting beside him on the bench seems to be as unhappy as the man himself - truly a hell for them both.
Related work in our collection: "Study of a seated man in drapery, related to 'A Soul in Hell' (D_EDM_0249)
Object Location: De Morgan Collection Storage