André Methey, ‘Artemis and Friends’, Jason Jacques Gallery
André Methey, ‘Artemis and Friends’, Jason Jacques Gallery
André Methey, ‘Artemis and Friends’, Jason Jacques Gallery
André Methey, ‘Artemis and Friends’, Jason Jacques Gallery
André Methey, ‘Artemis and Friends’, Jason Jacques Gallery
André Methey, ‘Artemis and Friends’, Jason Jacques Gallery

The central figures in this scene, an idealized nude female and a stag, may be Artemis and her sacred deer. Artemis was the Hellenic goddess of forests and hills, fertility and the hunt. Methey depicts the frolicking figures against a heavenly background of turquoise and gold. Scenes of social and sexual abandon, under the guise of familiar mythological episodes, were internationally popular during the Jazz Age (between World War I and the Great Depression). This large tile would have set the tone in a luxurious boudoir or bath.

Signature: Marks: Three identical artist's ciphers in wax [reverse].