'Offensive' nymphs are back on display at Manchester Art Gallery after backlash when artwork was taken over fear it was offensive to women | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


'Offensive' nymphs are back on display at Manchester Art Gallery after backlash when artwork was taken over fear it was offensive to women

A gallery accused of censorship after removing a pre-Raphaelite masterpiece for supposedly being offensive to women has made a humiliating U-turn.

After a furious backlash against Manchester Art Gallery for taking down John William Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs, the painting returned to pride of place over the weekend.

The painting shows Argonaut warrior Hylas being lured to a watery death by naked beckoning nymphs while filling a pitcher of water during the search for the Golden Fleece.

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