Full length female nude standing between two highly decorated pillars. In the foreground is a large heron .
Interior is Greek in style.
Diadumenè is an example of the classical subject matter that Poynter was known for. The figure is said to be that of the Venus Esquilina, excavated in Rome in 1874. Although the statue has missing arms, Poynter included them in his painting Diadumenè to show how they might have looked.
Purchased with assistance from the Sir Harry Veitch Bequest Trust Fund, 1969