Poisoned Well (a sketch)
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A well is depicted in the middle of the work against the background of greenery. In the center of the painting, there is a man who is leaning his left hand on the edge of a well and drinking water from a small jug, which he holds in his right hand. On the left, there is a pensive young girl sitting on the edge of the well with her arms crossed. She is dressed in a grey blouse and a blue apron with winged sleeves on the top of it. The chimera sits on the edge of the well on the right. She is depicted as a woman with butterflies behind her back; instead of legs, she has a scaly tail. Thick fair hair is gathered up in a high bundle on the head. She hugged her knees with her right hand. The gaze is directed downwards. In the lower right corner there is the painter's signature: “J. Malczewski/1907”.
At the bottom right there is an author's inscription "J. Malczewski/1907".