This etching belongs to a series of portraits Bellany made that return to the imagery of Port Seton, the small fishing community where he grew up, and the sea. Many of them are linked to his second wife, Juliet, and her death in 1985. Here we see a portrait of Juliet with what appears to be a crustacean of some form, possibly a lobster, on her head. Sea creatures feature heavily in Bellany’s oeuvre as he exploits their symbolic attributes. ‘Étoile’, is French for star, perhaps a reference to Juliet’s untimely death.