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Beauty and the Beast

John Dickson Batten

Beauty and the Beast
3 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm


This painting depicts the tale of Beauty and The Beast. Beauty recoils in horror as she first lays eyes on the beast. In the story, her fear gives way to pity, then love, which breaks the spell. The beast turns back into a handsome prince and they live happily ever after.

Image Details

Tempera on canvas.
Gift in 1936
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