Hymen, in Greek mythology, was worshipped as the god of marriage. Here this 'Love' subject appears to combine elements of both sexes. Colin Cruise in correspondence describes the relationship with Solomon's treatment of Love' subject matter as in 'Love in Autumn'.(1866). 'There are strong similarities in their depiction in poetry and art as beautiful youths. Hymen is particularly androgynous, however, and Solomon's exaggeration of the belly and hips, as well as his adaption of the contrapposto pose, stress the 'feminity' of the god's beauty'.