- Hope, 1886
- George Frederic Watts
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- Original: Oil on canvas 142.2 x 111.8 cm
Hope is blindfolded, seated on a globe and playing a lyre of which all but one of the strings are broken. But Hope’s attempts to make music appear futile. Watts explained that ‘Hope need not mean expectancy. It suggests here rather the music which can come from the remaining chord’.
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