Fand and Manannan

Artist: John Duncan



Here is a rarely seen oil painting by famous Scottish artist John Duncan depicting Manannan and his wife Fand. There is much interesting symbolism to ponder, from the rushes in his hand to the curious use of a harpy in the background. The harp carrying faerie is noteworthy since Duncan claimed he could hear fairy music while he painted. It is rare that Fand is portrayed in art so it is nice to see her included here.

Fand and Manannan - John Duncan