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The Gates of Dawn


Hey, it's spring..... finally! This masterpiece is "The Gates of Dawn" (1900) by Herbert James Draper (1864 - 1920). I was on the verge of issuing a desperate plea to help me find this picture, which first bewitched me at Tate's exhibition "The Victorian Nude" in 2002 (I stupidly forgot to write down the artist and title), but at long last I found it. Enjoy...


Hi Kristine,

I love Draper's painting! Do you know it's current location. I cannot assertain from the Tate Exhibition Archives where it was borrowed from.


Yes, this is also one of my favourites - I wish I could've taken it home with me when I first saw it. But however radiant and uplifting, it's not without dark connotations, as Toll refers to in his interpretation of the painting, which depicts Aurora - the Roman goddess of the dawn:

But I digress, according to the painting
can be found at Draper's Hall in London

Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue
London EC2N 2DQ

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