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Waterhouse, John William

John William Waterhouse - Oil Paintings Reproductions

(1849-1917, English, Classicist) Biography Most Popular Artist √

Boreas by John William Waterhouse
Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse
Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus by John William Waterhouse
Boreas
John William Waterhouse
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Circe Invidiosa
John William Waterhouse
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Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus
John William Waterhouse
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Destiny by John William Waterhouse
Echo and Narcissus by John William Waterhouse
Fair Rosamund by John William Waterhouse
Destiny
John William Waterhouse
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Echo and Narcissus
John William Waterhouse
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Fair Rosamund
John William Waterhouse
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Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May by John William Waterhouse
Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May by John William Waterhouse
I am Half Sick of Shadows by John William Waterhouse
Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
John William Waterhouse
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Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May
John William Waterhouse
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I am Half Sick of Shadows
John William Waterhouse
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In the Peristyle by John William Waterhouse
La Fileuse by John William Waterhouse
Lamia by John William Waterhouse
In the Peristyle
John William Waterhouse
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La Fileuse
John William Waterhouse
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Lamia
John William Waterhouse
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Miranda, the Tempest by John William Waterhouse
Narcissus by John William Waterhouse
Nymphs Finding the Head of Orpheus by John William Waterhouse
Miranda, the Tempest
John William Waterhouse
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Narcissus
John William Waterhouse
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Nymphs Finding the Head of Orpheus
John William Waterhouse
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Ophelia by John William Waterhouse
Ophelia by John William Waterhouse
Penelope and the Suitors by John William Waterhouse
Ophelia
John William Waterhouse
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Ophelia
John William Waterhouse
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Penelope and the Suitors
John William Waterhouse
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Psyche Entering Cupids Garden by John William Waterhouse
The Danaides by John William Waterhouse
The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse
Psyche Entering Cupids Garden
John William Waterhouse
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The Danaides
John William Waterhouse
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The Lady of Shalott
John William Waterhouse
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The Mermaid by John William Waterhouse
The Shrine by John William Waterhouse
The Siren by John William Waterhouse
The Mermaid
John William Waterhouse
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The Shrine
John William Waterhouse
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The Siren
John William Waterhouse
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Tristan and Isolde with the Potion by John William Waterhouse
Undine by John William Waterhouse
Windflowers by John William Waterhouse
Tristan and Isolde with the Potion
John William Waterhouse
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Undine
John William Waterhouse
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Windflowers
John William Waterhouse
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John William Waterhouse Paintings

John William Waterhouse was a British Pre-raphaelite painter most famous for his paintings of female characters from mythology and literature. He belonged to the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was born in Rome to the painters William and Isabela Waterhouse, but when he was five the family moved to South Kensington, near the newly founded Victoria and Albert Museum. He studied painting under his father before entering the Royal Academy schools in 1870. His early works were of classical themes in the spirit of Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton, and were exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists and the Dudley Gallery.

One of Waterhouse's most famous paintings is The Lady of Shalott, a study of Elaine of Astolat, who dies of grief when Lancelot will not love her. He actually painted three different versions of this character, in 1888, 1896, and 1916. Another of Waterhouse's favorite subjects was Ophelia; the most famous of his paintings of Ophelia depicts her just before her death, putting flowers in her hair as she sits on a tree branch leaning over a lake. Like The Lady of Shalott and other Waterhouse paintings, it deals with a woman dying in or near water. He also may have been inspired by paintings of Ophelia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Millais. 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 "The Mermaid", but it was not completed in time.) After this, the painting was lost until the 20th century, and is now displayed in the collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber. Waterhouse would paint Ophelia again in 1894 and 1909 or 1910, and planned another painting in the series, called "Ophelia in the Churchyard."

John William Waterhouse could not finish the series of Ophelia paintings because he was gravely ill with cancer by 1915. He died two years later, and his grave can be found at Kensal Green Cemetery in London.


John William Waterhouse Famous Paintings

Boreas by John William Waterhouse
Lamia by John William Waterhouse
Miranda, the Tempest by John William Waterhouse
Boreas
John William Waterhouse
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Lamia
John William Waterhouse
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Miranda, the Tempest
John William Waterhouse
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The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse
The Siren by John William Waterhouse
Windflowers by John William Waterhouse
The Lady of Shalott
John William Waterhouse
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The Siren
John William Waterhouse
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Windflowers
John William Waterhouse
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