Artist: De Morgan, Evelyn
Object Number: D_EDM_0028
Date: 1896
Category: Paper, Watts Gallery, Drawings, and Red Pastel on cream wove
Material: Paper
Dimensions: Height 560 mm, Width 398 mm
Inscriptions: Inscription frame verso: Study for 'The Hour Glass', drawing of a head (possibly Jane Morris) red and brown chalks on paper, collection of the De Morgan Foundation

Study of a male head for Evelyn De Morgan’s painting ‘Boreas and Oreithyia’. This study displays the model’s striking eyes and cheekbones and his expression conveys a pensiveness which contrasts with more typical violent and corporeal representations of Boreas. The model’s striking appearance and melancholic attitude may have affected Evelyn’s final composition and representation of the Greek God.