[La Chevelure de Berenice.]
Imprimé & Publié par Boussod, Valadon & C.ie, Editeurs successeurs de Goupil & C.ie, Le 1.er Octobre 1886 _ Paris_Londres_La Haye.
Photogravure, proof before title on india. 660 x 385mm.
A representation of the constellation Coma Berenices as a naked woman. Berenice II (c.267–221 BC), wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes, sacrificed her red hair to the gods as an offering for the safe return of her husband. Luis Ricardo Faléro (1851 - 1896), born in Granada, Spain, settled in London in the 1880s, dying there in 1896 at the age of 45. He specialised in the female nude in a mythological or fantasy setting.
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