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6 Apr 1849 - 10 Feb 1917. English Pre-Raphaelite painter.

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Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus

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John William Waterhouse Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus
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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.  Related Paintings of John William Waterhouse :. | Thisbe | Nymphs finding the Head of Orpheus (mk41) | The Household Gods | Flor and the Zephyrs | Mrs A.P.Henderson (mk41) |
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