Ink. Dimensions unknown.ProvenanceNT. ExhibitedLondon, Gallery 1, 1957, no. 12.Penzance, Newlyn Gallery, 1960, no. 64.Penzance, Newlyn Gallery, 1976, no. 38.In Goose of Hermogenes, Colquhoun associated powerful female qualities with the sea. A passage describes descendants of Hesper [Hesperus; the Evening Star; Venus] with the archetypal hero-woman:both mother and warrior, debased long since as Britannia, but stemming from the ancient line of foundered Atlantis. She goes on to describe her sisters: all have a family resemblance, all reflect our sea-mother’s noble features. (p. 73). The image is a maritime equivalent of the earth mother. Fittingly, Colquhoun has used the automatic process, écrémage, which involves floating pigment on water.