Evelyn De Morgan, Study of a female nude for Cadmus and Harmonia, black chalk highlighted with white chalk on brown paper, 20 x 12in (51 × 30cm). Verso: study of a Michelangelesque sybil reading.

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It depicts Harmonia, whose husband Cadmus was transformed into a serpent. The picture shows the moment when she stripped her clothes and the serpent wound round her before she was also transformed into a snake. The finished picture is at the Watts Gallery.

It is one of 100 works included in the catalogue Deutsch Englisch/German British: Drawings, Prints, Photographs, Sculptures and Letters, 1850-1920.

With works offered for £650- 85,000 at the north-west London gallery, the collection spans naturalism to symbolism, drawing on literature as well as visual art to illustrate the movements.


Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), Priest with an Icon-Lamp on the left, 1889, pencil and watercolour heightened with body colour and gum arabic on paper, mounted on contemporary board. Size of sheet 11 x 8½in (28 × 22cm), signed with monogram and dated SS/1889.

The various entries offer glimpses into the lives of artists from Germany and Great Britain and highlights the lives that many of them led in Italy.