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Retro Rule Five: William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s Biblis


William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s paintings have graced these pages before.  Here is Bouguereau’s Biblis of 1884:

BYBLIS was“the Naiad Nymph of a spring near the town of Byblis in Lykia or Karia (Anatolia). She was also described as the Hamadryad of an ancient ilex standing beside the spring.

Byblis was originally a girl, who was saved by the Nymphs when she attempted to end her life.”


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William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Biblis, 1884

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Here’s the Mother Load of Rule-5 Offerings… enough to cheer-up even Lady Biblis.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. binal permalink
    2011/08/22 07:54

    Imagination at finest.


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