Psyche (1909). William Sergeant Kendall (American, 1869-1938). Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Greek mythology. A young woman who loved and was loved by Eros and was united with him after Aphrodite’s jealousy was overcome. She subsequently became the personification of the soul.
Kendall was most famous for his paintings of children, his subjects often being his three young daughters with his wife.