Phrosine and Meledore (1900)
(Alternative) Living Pictures: Phrosine and Meledore
This living picture is inspired by the painting of either/both Pierre-Paul Prud'hon(1802) and/or Eduoard Joseph Dantan(1878) and the narrative poem/play(Phrosine et Mélidore) of Pierre-Joseph Bernard. The painting shows a monk finding a drowned naked woman in the sea. Mélidore, in the picture, has assumed a hermit monks identity(that was supposed to marry Phrosine and himself) and is holding a Phrosine who he has rescued from the sea while she was swimming to him.
A magnificently dramatic pose copied from a famous painting, showing the finding of the drowned body of a beautiful girl on a seashore by an ascetic monk.
Source: American Biograph & Mutoscope Picture Catalogue
A dramatic scene copied from the painting Phrosine et Mélidore, by Eduoard Joseph Dantan, shows an ascetic monk finding the drowned body of beautiful Phrosine on a seashore, after she tried to swim the straits of Messina to reach her lover, Meledore.