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Nude study of Aurora
Second, if Draper "considered painting a scene from the story of Aurora's love for Tithonus, a mortal granted immortality without eternal youth," then he almost certainly drew upon Tennyson's powerful dramatic monologue, "Tithonus."
Third, comparing Draper's preparatory nude study of Florrie Bird with the finished painting, one can observe how much the artist departed from the model for his ideal: he changes (and covers) her awkwatd angular hip and adds a lush round abbdomen that his model did not have. — George P. Landow