The Chimera | Gustave Moreau | 1867

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Size: 11"x14"
Frame Style: Black Frame

The painting "The Chimera" by Gustave Moreau, created around 1867, depicts a striking mythological scene. In this artwork, a female figure, which could represent a muse or a mythical nymph, is gently embracing a Chimera. The Chimera is classically characterized as a monstrous creature composed of parts from different animals, usually depicted with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail. However, in Moreau's interpretation, the creature has the hindquarters of a horse and large, dark wings, blending various animalistic traits to create a unique and fantastical being. The background is ethereal and indistinct, giving the sense of an otherworldly encounter. The figures are poised as if in mid-flight, with the Chimera's hoof resting on the edge of a crag, enhancing the dramatic and surreal quality of the scene. Moreau's work is known for its Symbolist style, rich in allegorical content and mythological references, and this painting is a quintessential example of his enigmatic and imaginative approach to art.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging