Waterhouse, John William

Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917). English painter. Early in his career he painted Greek and Roman subjects, but in the 1880s he turned to literary themes, painted in a distinctive, dreamily romantic style. In approach he was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, but his handling of paint is quite different from theirs--rich and sensuous. His work includes such classic Victorian anthology pieces as The Lady of Shalott (Tate Gallery, London, 1888) and Hylas and the Nymphs (City Art Gallery, Manchester, 1896).

Image The Awakening of Adonis
(50 Kb)

Image Destiny
(30 Kb); Bridgeman Art Library at London

Image Ophelia
(30 Kb)

Image My Sweet Rose
(30 Kb); Bridgeman Art Library at London

Image The Shrine
(40 Kb); Bridgeman Art Library at London

Image Echo and Narcissus
1903 (140 Kb); Walker Art Gallery at Liverpool

Photographs by Mark Harden and Carol Gerten-Jackson.

14 Oct 2002, Nicolas Pioch - Top - Up - Info
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