Luna (Moon)
Luna (Moon)

Image credit: De Morgan Collection

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Luna depicts the Moon personified as a young woman with blond wavy hair, draped in blue robes and resting in the crescent of the moon. The ropes in which she is entwined may symbolise bondage to her constant round. The artist may also have had in mind the classical idea of the Moon goddess as controller of destiny and her ropes, therefore, representing fate.

The model is Jane Hales.

The extraordinary suggestion, which has been published, that this work could be a self portrait is based on a misunderstood anecdote recounted by Mrs Stirling suggesting that Mrs Pickering invited Lord Salisbury to 'Come and see Evelyn's picture' and on being shown it he remarked 'Whatever made her pose like that?'.

Luna (Moon)




oil on canvas


H 99 x W 84.4 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method


Work type



This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

De Morgan Collection


This venue is closed to the public.
View venue