John William Waterhouse

English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1849-1917 English painter. His father was a minor English painter working in Rome. Waterhouse entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1870. He exhibited at the Society of British Artists from 1872 and at the Royal Academy from 1874. From 1877 to the 1880s he regularly travelled abroad, particularly to Italy. In the early 1870s he had produced a few uncharacteristic Orientalist keepsake paintings, but most of his works in this period are scenes from ancient history or classical genre subjects, similar to the work of Lawrence Alma-Tadema (e.g. Consulting the Oracle, c. 1882; London, Tate). However, Waterhouse consistently painted on a larger scale than Alma-Tadema. His brushwork is bolder, his sunlight casts harsher shadows and his history paintings are more dramatic.

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John William Waterhouse Hylas and the Nymphs oil painting


Hylas and the Nymphs
Painting ID::  446
Artist: John William Waterhouse
Painting: Hylas and the Nymphs
Introduction: 1896 Manchester City Art Galleries
   
   
     

John William Waterhouse Marianne Leaving the Judgment Seat of Herod oil painting


Marianne Leaving the Judgment Seat of Herod
Painting ID::  447
Artist: John William Waterhouse
Painting: Marianne Leaving the Judgment Seat of Herod
Introduction: 1887 Forbes Magazine Collection, New York, USA
   
   
     

John William Waterhouse Ophelia oil painting


Ophelia
Painting ID::  448
Artist: John William Waterhouse
Painting: Ophelia
Introduction: 1894 Private collection
   
   
     

John William Waterhouse Penelope and the Suitors oil painting


Penelope and the Suitors
Painting ID::  449
Artist: John William Waterhouse
Painting: Penelope and the Suitors
Introduction: 1912 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum
   
   
     

John William Waterhouse St.Cecilia oil painting


St.Cecilia
Painting ID::  450
Artist: John William Waterhouse
Painting: St.Cecilia
Introduction: 1895
   
   
     

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     English Pre-Raphaelite Painter, 1849-1917 English painter. His father was a minor English painter working in Rome. Waterhouse entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1870. He exhibited at the Society of British Artists from 1872 and at the Royal Academy from 1874. From 1877 to the 1880s he regularly travelled abroad, particularly to Italy. In the early 1870s he had produced a few uncharacteristic Orientalist keepsake paintings, but most of his works in this period are scenes from ancient history or classical genre subjects, similar to the work of Lawrence Alma-Tadema (e.g. Consulting the Oracle, c. 1882; London, Tate). However, Waterhouse consistently painted on a larger scale than Alma-Tadema. His brushwork is bolder, his sunlight casts harsher shadows and his history paintings are more dramatic.