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The 113 of John William Waterhouse

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John William Waterhouse - The Lady of ShalottThe Lady of ShalottJohn William Waterhouse

The Lady of Shalott is an 1888 oil-on-canvas painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The work is a representation of a scene from Lord Alfred Tennyson's 1832 poem of the same name, in which the poet describes the plight of a young woman (loosely based on Elaine of Ast...

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John William Waterhouse - DestinyDestinyJohn William Waterhouse

Destiny (1900) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In 1899 the Boer War had begun in South Africa, and in the spring of 1900 350 artists donated works to the Artists' War Fund in support of the British troops. After being exhibited in the London Guildhal...

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John William Waterhouse - NarcissusNarcissusJohn William Waterhouse

Narcissus (1903) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. ;'Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen;Within thy airy shell;By slow Meander's margent green,;And in the violet-embroidered vale;Where the lovelorn nightingale;Nightly to thee her sad song mo...

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John William Waterhouse - AriadneAriadneJohn William Waterhouse

Ariadne (1898) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. ;'Whan Adryane his wif aslepe was;For that hire syster fayrer was than she,;He taketh hire in his hond and forth goth he;To shipe, and as a traytour stal his wey,;Whil that this Adryane aslepe lay.';Geof...

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John William Waterhouse - Ulysses and the SirensUlysses and the SirensJohn William Waterhouse

Ulysses and the Sirens (1891) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. A siren in Greek mythology was a creature half bird and half woman who lured sailors to destruction by the sweetness of her song. According to Homer there were two Sirens on an island in t...

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John William Waterhouse - The Awakening of AdonisThe Awakening of AdonisJohn William Waterhouse

The Awakening of Adonis (1900) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In Greek mythology, Adonis was a youth of remarkable beauty, the favourite of the goddess Aphrodite. Traditionally, he was the product of the incestuous love Smyrna (Myrrha) entertained f...

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John William Waterhouse - The Merman (sketch)The Merman (sketch)John William Waterhouse

The Merman (sketch) (1892) is an artwork by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Possibly a self-portrait of John William Waterhouse.

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John William Waterhouse - Lamia 2Lamia 2John William Waterhouse

Lamia (1909) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In classical mythology, Lamia was a female daemon who devoured children. According to late myths she was a queen of Libya who was beloved by Zeus. When Hera robbed her of her children from this union, Lami...

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John William Waterhouse - Echo and NarcissusEcho and NarcissusJohn William Waterhouse

Echo and Narcissus is a painting dating from 1903 by John William Waterhouse. It illustrates the poem Echo and Narcissus from Ovid's Metamorphoses. John William Waterhouse (1847–1917) was an English painter who, because of his style and themes, has been classified as a Pre-Raphaelite, but is more ac...

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John William Waterhouse - KnightKnightJohn William Waterhouse

Lamia is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In classical mythology, Lamia was a female daemon who devoured children. According to late myths she was a queen of Libya who was beloved by Zeus. When Hera robbed her of her children from this union, Lamia kille...

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John William Waterhouse - CleopatraCleopatraJohn William Waterhouse

Cleopatra (1888) is a artwork by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (Greek: Goddess Loving Her Father) b. 69 BC, d. Aug. 30, 30 BC, Alexandria, Egypt. Egyptian queen famous in history and drama, lover of Julius Caesar and later the wife of Mark ...

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John William Waterhouse - MirandaMirandaJohn William Waterhouse

Miranda (1875) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. From 1908-1914 he painted a series of paintings based upon the Persephone legend. They were followed by pictures based upon literature and mythology in 1916 (Miranda, Tristram and Isolde). Miranda is a c...

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John William Waterhouse - The enchanted gardenThe enchanted gardenJohn William Waterhouse

The enchanted garden (1916) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. This was one of Waterhouse's final paintings. He left it unfinished at his death. He created this haven of warmth in the winter of his life, but almost unwittingly imbued it with a deeper me...

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John William Waterhouse - Ophelia 1Ophelia 1John William Waterhouse

Ophelia (1889) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius, sister to Laertes, and rejected lover of Hamlet in Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet. Ophelia is a symbol of innocence gone mad. A dutiful daughter, she is manipulated int...

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John William Waterhouse - Psyche entering Cupid-s gardenPsyche entering Cupid's gardenJohn William Waterhouse

Psyche entering Cupid's garden (1900) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Psyche represents the human spirit or soul, and in mythology she was represented as a princess so beautiful that people adored her instead of Venus. To put an end to this sacrilege...

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John William Waterhouse - The Favourites of the Emperor HonoriousThe Favourites of the Emperor HonoriousJohn William Waterhouse

The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius (1883) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Flavius Honorius (born 384, died 423) was Roman Emperor in the West from 393 to 423, a period when much of the Western Empire was overrun by invading tribes and Rome was ca...

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John William Waterhouse - The Mystic WoodThe Mystic WoodJohn William Waterhouse

The Mystic Wood (1914-17) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. It depicts some women in a Mystic Wood.

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John William Waterhouse - Thisbe (aka The Listener)Thisbe (aka The Listener)John William Waterhouse

Thisbe (aka The Listener) (1909) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Also known as 'The Listener'. Thisbe, a maiden of Babylon, was forbidden by her parents to marry her beloved Pyramus. The two lovers defied their families by exchanging vows through a c...

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John William Waterhouse - A HamadryadA HamadryadJohn William Waterhouse

A Hamadryad (1893) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In Greek mythology, nymphs were any of a large class of inferior female divinities. The nymphs were usually associated with fertile, growing things, such as trees, or with water. They were not immort...

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John William Waterhouse - Woman Picking FlowersWoman Picking FlowersJohn William Waterhouse

Woman Picking Flowers (1909-14) is a artwork by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. On stylistic grounds the picture clearly dates from the later part of the artist's career, and the forms of the branches and blossom resemble those of the almond tree in Phyllis and Demophoön,...

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John William Waterhouse - Dante and BeatriceDante and BeatriceJohn William Waterhouse

Dante and Beatrice (1915) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The painting (47 × 58.5 cm) depicts from Dante's Divine Comedy. The Divine Comedy describes Dante's journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Paradise (Paradiso), guided firs...

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John William Waterhouse - Portrait of Mrs. Charles SchreiberPortrait of Mrs. Charles SchreiberJohn William Waterhouse

Portrait of Mrs. Charles Schreiber (1912) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The painting is now in private collection.

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John William Waterhouse - PandoraPandoraJohn William Waterhouse

Pandora (1896) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In myth, Pandora was the first woman ever to be created. At the request of Zeus, she was fashioned from clay by Hephaestus and blessed with every gift the gods could grant. Zeus then endowed her with a b...

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John William Waterhouse - Mariana in the SouthMariana in the SouthJohn William Waterhouse

Mariana in the South (1897) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The character Mariana in William Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' is the jilted lover of Angelo, the acting governor of Vienna. Angelo abuses the powers of government invested in him by t...

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John William Waterhouse - DiogenesDiogenesJohn William Waterhouse

Diogenes (1882) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Diogenes of Sinope, d. c.320 BC, was a Greek philosopher, perhaps the most noted of the Cynics. He pursued the Cynic ideal of self-sufficiency, a life that was natural and not dependent upon the nonesse...

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John William Waterhouse - UndineUndineJohn William Waterhouse

Undine (1872) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Exhibited at the Society of British Artists, 1872. Also spelled Ondine. Undine is a mythological figure of European tradition, a water nymph who becomes human when she falls in love with a man but is doom...

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John William Waterhouse - Psyche Opening the Golden BoxPsyche Opening the Golden BoxJohn William Waterhouse

Psyche Opening the Golden Box (1903) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Psyche represents the human spirit or soul, and in mythology she was represented as a princess so beautiful that people adored her instead of Venus. To put an end to this sacrilege,...

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John William Waterhouse - At CapriAt CapriJohn William Waterhouse

The Toilet (aka At Capri) (1890) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Also known as 'Alfresco Toilet at Capri' or 'The Toilet'. A girl in pale pink dress braiding her hair, while a younger one looks at her face in the glass. Behind are leaves of various p...

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John William Waterhouse - The Sorceress (study)The Sorceress (study)John William Waterhouse

Sketch of Circe (1911) is an artwork by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The back of the canvas is inscribed 'Circe'. The painting is also known as 'The Sorceress'. One of waterhouse's painting depicting a femme fatale. Waterhouse's interest in themes associated with the P...

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John William Waterhouse - A grecian flowermarketA grecian flowermarketJohn William Waterhouse

A grecian flowermarket is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. It is painted in 1880. Also known as 'A Flower Stall'.

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John William Waterhouse - Miranda and the tempestMiranda and the tempestJohn William Waterhouse

Miranda and the tempest (1912) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. From 1908-1914 he painted a series of paintings based upon the Persephone legend. They were followed by pictures based upon literature and mythology in 1916 (Miranda, Tristram and Isolde)...

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John William Waterhouse - Fair RosamundFair RosamundJohn William Waterhouse

Fair Rosamund (1917) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Rosamond (born circa 1140, died circa 1176). Also spelled Rosamund, known as 'The Fair Rosamond'. Rosamond was a mistress of Henry II of England. She was the subject of many legends and stories. Ro...

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John William Waterhouse - Gather ye rosebuds while ye mayGather ye rosebuds while ye mayJohn William Waterhouse

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May is an oil painting on canvas created in 1909 by British Pre-Raphaelite artist, John William Waterhouse. It was the second of two paintings inspired by the 17th century poem 'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time' by Robert Herrick which begins: Gather ye rosebuds while...

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John William Waterhouse - Tristan and Isolde with the potionTristan and Isolde with the potionJohn William Waterhouse

Tristan and Isolde with the potion (1916) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', Tristram was the son of Meliodas, King of Lyonesse and Elizabeth, the sister of King Mark of Cornwall. Tristram became a fine warrior, but was bad...

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John William Waterhouse - Gathering summer flowers in a devonshire gardenGathering summer flowers in a devonshire gardenJohn William Waterhouse

Gathering summer flowers in a devonshire garden (1880) is a artwork by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Waterhouse's sister-in-law Emily, married the landscape painter Peregrine Feeney, who built a house at Baggy Point, Croyde in Devon, after leaving Primrose Hill in 1892....

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John William Waterhouse - La belle dame sans merciLa belle dame sans merciJohn William Waterhouse

La belle dame sans merci (1893) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. One of Waterhouse's painting which depicting a femme fatale. Waterhouse's interest in themes associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, particularly tragic or powerful femmes fatales, as well ...

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John William Waterhouse - The DanaidesThe DanaidesJohn William Waterhouse

The Danaides (1904) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The fifty daughters of Danaüs, King of Argos, were commanded in obedience to a prophecy to murder their husbands on their wedding night; all but one obeyed, and were punished by having to draw water...

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John William Waterhouse - The SlaveThe SlaveJohn William Waterhouse

The Slave (1909-14) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The painting (10 x 8 in) is located in Pivate collection.

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John William Waterhouse - Gather ye rosebuds studyGather ye rosebuds studyJohn William Waterhouse

Gather ye rosebuds study or Ophelia (1908) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. It is painted in 1908. He submitted his Ophelia painting of 1888 in order to receive his diploma from the Royal Academy. (He had originally wanted to submit a painting titled ...

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John William Waterhouse - Mariamne Leaving the Judgement Seat of HerodMariamne Leaving the Judgement Seat of HerodJohn William Waterhouse

Mariamne leaving the Judgement Seat of Herod (1887) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Mariamne (c. 57-29 BC), Jewish princess, a popular heroine in both Jewish and Christian traditions, whose marriage (37 BC) to the Judean king Herod the Great united h...

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John William Waterhouse - The SirenThe SirenJohn William Waterhouse

The Siren is a painting by John William Waterhouse. The painting depicts a siren sitting at the edge of a cliff, harp in hand and staring down a man floating in water, who in turn is staring up at her. According to the John William Waterhouse website, this picture was painted in 1900 and is now in a...

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John William Waterhouse - Windflowers (Windswept)Windflowers (Windswept)John William Waterhouse

Windflowers (Windswept) (1903) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Waterhouse painted a series of paintings showing girls in windswept landscapes. Other examples are the recently rediscovered Boreas, and the currently unlocated March Winds. This picture ...

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John William Waterhouse - Sketch of CirceSketch of CirceJohn William Waterhouse

Sketch of Circe (1911) is an artwork by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. The back of the canvas is inscribed 'Circe'. The painting is also known as 'The Sorceress'. One of waterhouse's painting depicting a femme fatale. Waterhouse's interest in themes associated with the P...

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John William Waterhouse - BoreasBoreasJohn William Waterhouse

Boreas is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style created in 1903 by John William Waterhouse. The painting is titled Boreas, after the Greek god of the north wind and it shows a young girl buffeted by the wind. Boreas was put up for sale in the mid-1990s after having been lost for 90 years - cau...

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John William Waterhouse - Jason and MedeaJason and MedeaJohn William Waterhouse

Jason and Medea is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style created by John William Waterhouse in 1907. The painting shows Medea preparing a magic potion for Jason to enable him to complete the tasks set for him by her father, Aeëtes. Jason and Medea was also a popular Greek play.

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John William Waterhouse - Tale from the DecameronTale from the DecameronJohn William Waterhouse

Tale from the Decameron (1916) is an oil painting by John William Waterhouse. Giovanni Boccaccio wrote The Decameron between the years 1348-53. The work is regarded as his masterpiece, and, stylistically, it is the most perfect example of Italian classical prose, and its influence on Renaissance lit...

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John William Waterhouse - The Loggia (sketch)The Loggia (sketch)John William Waterhouse

The Loggia (sketch) (1890-3) is a artwork by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In the painting (43.2 x 28cm) the model for the seated woman may have been the artist's wife.