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The Return of Persephone

1891: Leeds City Art Gallery

This painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1891. Here we see his vision of Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Hades to be queen of the Underground, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
 
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