John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) English Pre-Raphaelite painter. Oil on canvas Plymouth Art Gallery, England: artuk.org/discover/artworks/hamadryad-148214/view_as/grid... Hamadryads are tree nymphs of Greek mythology
Daphne is a nymph in Greek mythology. Her beauty attracted the attention of the god Appollo, who pursued the poor nymph relentlessly. Rather than submit to his unwanted attention, Daphne pleaded with her father for help. He turned his daughter into a laurel tree, thus losing her, but saving her purity.