This is an original full color artwork inspired by "Rappaccini's Daughter" - a Gothic short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne about Giacomo Rappaccini, a medical researcher in Padua, Italy who grows a garden of poisonous plants. He brings up his daughter to tend the plants, and she becomes resistant to the poisons, but in the process she herself becomes poisonous to others. The story was first published in the December 1844 issue of The United States Magazine and Democratic Review in New York, and later in the 1846 collection "Mosses from an Old Manse." This was not the first iteration of the story of a "poisonous maiden" - it's been traced back to India - but Terry's love of the concept is evident (and see his B/W interpretation, also listed on the site, and available until it's not LOL) Hand-painted in acrylics on primed hardboard, 18" x 11.5" and signed, bottom right-hand corner.
Terry Oakes: Nocturne
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