Print: Jessie M King - Her Feet Were Naked
'Her face was veiled with a veil of gauze but her feet were naked.'
Fabulous Jessie M King Print taken from 'The Fisherman and his Soul' by Oscar Wilde in The House of Pomegranates.
The tale is a sad love story between a young fisherman and a beautiful mermaid. He loves her so much he parts with his soul for her, and to try tempt him back, his soul promises to bring him to a beautiful maiden who had a veil of gauze over her face and dances beautifully with naked feet.
The fisherman agrees to go, but only if he can return to his mermaid after a day. Alas, his soul tricks him as there is no maiden and a man can only be separated from his soul once. The fisherman is never reunited with his mermaid and dies of a broken heart.
Print size: 6 x 8".
Mounted to fit frame: 10 x 12".