Artist: De Morgan, Evelyn
Object Number: P_EDM_0012
Date: 1900 - 1919
Category: Paintings, Cannon Hall, and Oil on canvas
Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Framed: H 990 x W 708 x D 50 mm
Inscriptions: Signature, painted, lower left: "EDem"

The personification of dusk and the moon was a recurring motif in Evelyn’s later works – often against a calm seascape. In ancient lore the moon is associated with fertility and the cycle of life and is often portrayed by a triple goddess whose three incarnations are maiden, mother and crone.

However, in this painting the three delicately composed female nudes are all beautiful young women.