Narcissus Date: 1912 Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 94 x 62.2 cm Possibly exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1913, no. 206. There appear to be two versions of this picture. It is not clear whether this or the other version was exhibited at the Royal Academy. Narcissus was a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who pined away for love of his own reflection and was then turned into the narcissus flower (similar to a daffodil).
Persephone is the Greek goddess of flowers and was so lighthearted, people called her the maiden of spring. But one day while she was picking flowers, Hades captured her and took her to the Underworld. Demeter made a deal with Hades so that Persephone could live in between the Underworld for 3 months and above for 9 months. Her sacred animal is the bat, and her Roman side Proserpina. CC