Two Mermaids and a Maidmer

Artwork details: gouache, 10.7 x 7.5 inches (27 x 19 cm), 2007.

This is a Maidmer... or possibly a Legfish... an interesting combination, not as pretty as your traditional Mermaid, but better suited to stockings and high-heels, which can have its advantages.

Two Mermaids and a Maidmer - painting by Nancy Farmer
Painting: Two Mermaids and a Maidmer

The surrealist Magritte painted a 'Maidmer', though so far as I know he wasn't interested in the Mermaids' reaction to the Maidmers, and his Maidmer wore no stockings of course...
The thumbnails to the left will lead you to some other paintings of these rare creatures.

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