Herbert Draper


Herbert Draper, The Lament for Icarus (1898).

This painting can be found in the Tate Gallery, London. More about Herbert Draper at Victorian art in Britain.

The Myth: when Daedalus had finished making the wings, he gave instructions to his son, saying: “Icarus, I advise you to take a middle course. If you fly too low, the sea will soak the wings; if you fly too high, the sun’s heat will burn them. Fly between sea and sun! Take the course along which I shall lead you.”