Victor Florence Pollet, 'Endymion and Selene'

Victor Florence Pollet, 'Endymion and Selene'

Victor Florence Pollet (1811-82)
'Endymion and Selene'
Watercolour
1850-60
Museum no. 748-1902
Given by Mr F.R. Bryan

In Greek myth, Selene was the goddess of the moon who fell in love with the mortal Endymion. According to some versions of the tale, Selene cast a spell over her lover to make him sleep forever. Endymion could thus retain his youth and good looks eternally.