William Turner, Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples, 1846

“The water nymph Undine was born without a soul. She gains one by marrying a human, but in return has to take on the burdens of the world.” I love Turner but was unaware that he had ever done any literary painting.

Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples exhibited 1846 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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2 Responses to William Turner, Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples, 1846

  1. Josh Glover says:

    This is a beautiful painting, I was aware that Turner created a few mythological based pieces and narrative works, however I can’t remember seeing this one, thanks for sharing!

  2. kinneret says:

    My pleasure. I hadn’t seen it before, either.

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